Couple converts pickup into wagon
Judy 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
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