This is one of my fav bulletin boards to get up and running every year. It's simply adorable and it serves as an ongoing display space for work all year. Students make a racer portrait of themselves flanked with a laminated piece of paper for the body. This is where I switch out the work to display. The cutest feature is attaching the race flags to each hand. Now if you don't have a race theme you could do the same idea but say attach an Ipod if you're doing a Rock Star theme, or a mitt or ball for a sports theme.
I also have the students fill out a Get to Know the Pit Crew form.