13 Jul 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.
“One of my customers is a doctor. He cures people, I cure cars”
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
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.
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。
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
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.’
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.
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！
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
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