Meet Master Yip, Sai Ying Pun Car Repair 葉師傅:汽車醫生

Sai Ying Pun Car Repair

Meet Master Yip, Sai Ying Pun Car Repair 葉師傅:汽車醫生

MADE IN SYP
This story is part of a series of stories dedicated to the Spirit of Craftsmanship in Sai Ying Pun. We discovered SYP through the lens of locals. We visited 16 local craftsmen, to learn about their trade, their tools, their stories. See what they create; learn what they love and feel their passion. Now let’s talk with Master Yip about his Sai Ying Pun Car Repair business.

西營盤工匠精神
這個故事是《西營盤社區博物館:工匠精神》的一部分-透過街坊的角度重新探索這舊區。我們走訪了十六個西營盤工匠,了解他們所用的工具,和他們最自豪的事情。欣賞他們的創作;學習他們的手藝;感受他們的熱情。

 

One of my customers is a doctor. He cures people, I cure cars   

 

「我有位熟客是專科醫生,他醫人我醫車。」  

 

Sai Ying Pun Car Repair
One of my customers is a doctor. He cures people, I cure cars. There is a mutual respect, it makes me proud. 醫生醫人他醫車,某程度上兩者都在社會做相同性質的工作,這令葉師傅感到特別自豪  

 

CAR DOCTOR 

Master Yip just loves cars, every repair is to him like solving a puzzle. ‘I will take time trying to find the problem and fix it with the least possible resources’ he says. ‘One of my customers is a doctor. He cures people, I cure cars. There is a mutual respect, it makes me proud’.  One of Mr. Yip’s proudest moments was when he fixed up a total loss vehicle. He hammered the shell and fixed the mechanics to step by step bring the car back to its original state. Much to his surprise – and that of the examiner- it even was reissued a road license.   

汽車醫生
作為車店老闆,老闆葉榮佳師傅自然喜歡研究車,修理每架壞車都是一次解難的挑戰,不說抽絲剝繭找尋壞處的過程了,他還致力用最少零件把車修好,既惜物,也替客人慳錢。葉師傅有位熟客是瑪麗醫院的專科醫生,買車整車時都會徵求葉師傅的意見。醫生醫人他醫車,某程度上兩者都在社會做相同性質的工作,這令葉師傅感到特別自豪。

葉師傅記得他曾見識某位老師傅的真工夫,面對一架TOT車(完全損毁車輛/Total loss vehicle),一下一下手鎚重造車殻,修理機械,居然真的把壞車回復原狀,之後驗車取牌時連外籍警員都覺得難以置信。

 Sai Ying Pun Car Repair
Inside Master Yip’s workshop, he just loves cars, every repair is to him solving a puzzle 老闆葉師傅喜歡研究車,修理每架壞車都是一次解難的挑戰

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD LOVE

 Victory Motors is in a five-story old shophouse. ‘In this neighbourhood everyone knows each other and helps each other. I keep a key and will carry the bags for the lady living upstairs.’   

街坊街
偉得力開在一幢五層高老唐樓的地舖,葉師傅與老街坊相處了幾十年,像鄰居一樣。葉師傅甚至有大廈的樓梯鎖鑰,間中又會拖水喉洗樓梯,幫住客提一袋二袋上樓。

Sai Ying Pun Car Repair
Victory Motors is in a five-story old shophouse in Sai Ying Pun 偉得力開在一幢五層高老唐樓的地舖

SAFE PAIR OF HANDS

Master Yip is a craftsman who treasures his pair of hands for his Sai Ying Pun Car Repair centre. He insists on handwriting each one his receipts so he can keep practicing his calligraphy skills. 

見字如見人
葉師傅堅持手寫單據,不用電腦打印,為的是要練字寫字,字才會寫得好。

Sai Ying Pun Car Repair
So Sai Ying Pun Car! A vintage Lotus and some sexy backstreet art 跑車與塗鴉-別具風味的西營盤!

Sai Ying Pun Car Repair
The air compressor is a valuable tool, with this machine he compresses and cools air 相當重要的冷氣壓縮泵,用來壓縮空氣轉成冷氣


Download the iDiscover Hong Kong app so you can get lost without getting lost in Sai Ying Pun 下載 iDiscover Hong Kong 手機應用程式,助你輕鬆遊西營盤!

 

HOW TO GET THERE? 

Victory Motoris at 24 Second Street in Sai Ying Pun. For directions download the free iDiscover app or download a printable mapGet your own copy of the iDiscover Hong Kong Neighbourhood Guide.   

如何到達?下載免費的 iDiscover手機應用程式西營盤手繪地圖,輕鬆找到位於第二街24號的偉得力汽車服務中心

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