Oh, well...I've still got the goatee for the added time-traveller-artist-from-the-past look.
Derby competitor or not, it would appear to be Ernie Fosselius week in the automata world. His work is fun stuff.
Double admiration for this link as the photos are by one of my heroes, Mark Frauenfelder.
Here's a flickr set of Ernie Fosselius's automata.