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2008 Kinetinaut Information

Here's a Sculpture!

Kinetinaut Info

For those of you who were in the 2008 race, here are a few special messages.

Thank you!

Thank you for making and racing your sculpture! Having served as pilots and pit crew, we know how incredibly challenging it is to build a sculpture and subject it and yourself to the dramatic conditions of the race. This website is our tribute to you, so that your efforts will be known and inspire others.

Corrections? Updates?

If you see any errors or dramatic omissions  in our coverage, please send an email to

Your names

We want to publicize names only if you want us to; some pilots prefer anonymity. If your names are not in the 2008 Race Report and you would like them to be, send me an email with the pilots’ names and ages*. Or if your names are published, let me know which sculpture you were on, and which name(s) you’d like us to remove. (We may limit the number of names to the number of seats on your sculpture.) We don’t usually publish names of pit crew unless they’re festively costumed and go above and beyond the call of pit crew.

*To avoid lawyers, we do not knowingly publish the names of participants age 18 or under.  You can simply state “over 18” as the age of each participant if that is the case.

Want a High Resolution Photo of Your Sculpture?

We’re happy to email you an original high-resolution digital photo at no charge. You can select any of the photos we print of your team on the 2008 Race Coverage. Just let us know via email! With this original, you will be able to order reprints, set it as your background image, email it to your friends, and other personal uses. But see "Copyright Information" below.

Want All of our Photos of Your Sculpture?

We have many more photos than are included on the website. We also know that when you’re busy racing, you probably don’t have time to take a lot of photos. We will create and mail you a CD or DVD of all the photos we took of your team for $15. The number of photos we have of each sculpture ranges from 15 to 94. You're welcome to use the digital photos for any purpose you like, in accordance with the "Copyright Information" below.

Photo posters & reprints

Speaking again as a Kinetinaut, I have a poster on my wall at home of the sculpture for which I was pilot and pit crew. You are welcome to use the digital images we provide (see above) for your own purposes as described above, including

  • Posters
  • Enlargements
  • Reprints
  • Media publicity
  • Greeting cards
  • etc.
If you are not a digital photo ace, we would be happy to prepare an order for you, but will charge for this service. Please email for info.

Copyright Information

We do retain copyright on the images on this site, and to the images we provide you. However, you are welcome to use them for your personal non-profit purposes, or purposes from which all revenue supports AVAM. If you publish the photos anywhere (including on a blog), we request that you include a link (when published on the Web), and give us credit.  To figure out which credit to use, look at the first three letters of the image file:

  • ARC: “by Andy Carruthers,”
  • JLG: “by Johanna Goderre,”
  • KAW: “by Karen Wallace,”
  • TAJ: “by Tom Jones,”

Thanks again,

Tom Jones and the team

P.S.: If you know an organization with a reasonable budget that needs a website overhaul or new site, Tom Jones is a Web Architect Consultant looking for new clients.

The Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race is sponsored and run by the American Visionary Art Museum. is the volunteer work of Tom Jones.
If you have suggestions about making this site better, or questions, e-mail Tom at