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Couple converts pickup into wagon

wagon101210.jpgJudy Foster and Fred Keller of Wasilla, Alaska, in the couple's giant red Radio Flyer wagon. The wagon, a converted pickup, is fully operational and licensed for road travel. (Michael Dinneen/Associated Press)

Ever miss your childhood days riding around in a red wagon?

A Wasilla, Alaska, couple has the answer: A pickup that has been converted into a giant Radio Flyer.

Fred Keller and Judy Foster worked on the vehicle for 11 months, using the base of a 1976 Mazda pickup truck. The pickup was a gift from her late father, and they wanted to find a fitting legacy for the beloved truck.

The giant wagon, complete with an 8-foot handle extending over the hood, generates double-takes and thumbs-up signals from passing motorists.

And the Radio Flyer does at least one thing other wagons can't do: up to 60 mph on the highway.

Since it's a convertible, they are about to winter their wagon but promise to be back on Alaska roads in parades next summer.

-- Associated Press

By Michael Bolden  | October 12, 2010; 11:12 AM ET
Categories:  Driving  
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Comments

OMG, that is CLASSIC! I love it!

Posted by: WashingtonDame | October 12, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

WashingtonDame,

I want one myself!

Michael Bolden
Development &
Transportation Editor

Posted by: Michael Bolden | October 12, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

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