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Skelton's Racecar

The Longshot, Ballyrobert, Ballyclare, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
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About time

It's good to see public art that is appropriate and relevant to where it is sited. My father used... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Steve M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Taking the wheel.

I visited again, and this time climbed aboard. The sculptor, Skelton Rainey, was very clever to... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Steveodo
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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19 Sep 2017
“About time”
22 Mar 2017
“Taking the wheel.”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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The Longshot, Ballyrobert, Ballyclare, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It's good to see public art that is appropriate and relevant to where it is sited. My father used to tell me about the races around the triangle and watching the Greats of the day. Now we have something that shows that part of Ulster's...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I visited again, and this time climbed aboard. The sculptor, Skelton Rainey, was very clever to make the car big enough for people to sit inside. Its more than something to look at, you can occupy it. This idea of scuptures you interact with can...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Have been driving past every day since this was installed without being aware of its significance. Lovely piece of artwork which is well kept. Needs light up at night.

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

A lovely display set on the corner of the Longshot Road. Why its there is beyond me but makes a nice display set among the flower beds. Pass it every day and never tire of looking at it. Great piece of art.

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Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is quite an item.... I had been unsure as to why this sculpture was placed at this junction in Ballyrobert..

1  Thank Alexander M
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

I love this sculpture. However at night the installation has a big flaw: no lights. Its just lost there, in the darkness. One lamp off to the side, or a couple in the ground would make it an impressive sight. Maybe they think it's like...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2015

I passed this great looking metal sculpture recently, it is well situated at a junction and it deserves prominence, it is a lovely piece of art work sculptured in metal by a local artist. If you stop and have a look it is very detailed...More

3  Thank J_C_053
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Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

I took my two little girls to see this full sized model. I don't know who was more excited, me or my girls!! They sat in it and didn't want to get out. It's great to see.

3  Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

The life sized sculpture is a great image used to attract people to read the story of the event. Could be jazzed up some with more story boards, and pictures but great to see !!

Thank analace13
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Reviewed 27 October 2014

This is a new sculpture, unveiled on the 4th of April 2014. It stands in the heart of Ballyrobert. You can't miss it, a shiny metal full-size replica of a post-war ERA racing car. It commemorates the 1946 winner of the Ulster TT 50 mile...More

3  Thank Steveodo
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