Blast from the Past / 1979: Downsizing their racing bathtub

For the club’s bathtub race fundraiser, the Clarkston High School DECA Club built and raced a baby bathtub. The team members who built it assembled for this 1979 photo and are, from left, Bryan Bezdicek, Brian Malcom, Greg Keller, Bill Wilkerson and Keith Jackson (driver). Their bathtub racer was sponsored by Abby’s Pizza in Clarkston, and a part of Clarkston’s Sixth Street was blocked off for the event, according to Theresa McGovern, of Clarkston, who submitted this photo. She wrote, “This baby bathtub was the only one of its size entered. The rest (of the entries) were regular-sized tubs.” Readers who would like to share their historical photos (20 years or older) from throughout the region may do so by emailing them to or submitting them to: Blast from the Past, P.O. Box 957, Lewiston, ID 83501. Questions? Call Jeanne M. DePaul at (208) 848-2221.