Fred Keller and Judy Foster [of Wasilla, Alaska] worked on the vehicle for 11 months, using the base of a 1976 Mazda B1600 pickup truck.
The couple got the idea for their to-scale replica of the beloved childhood wagon after visiting a car show in summer 2009 in Oregon, and seeing another Radio Flyer, albeit that one on a hot rod.
“We said, ‘We could use the Mazda for that,'” Foster, 67, said of the pickup which had sat undriven for about five years at their home. “We came home from our Portland trip, and about a day after, he was tearing the Mazda apart. No changing my mind.”