Radio Flyer

Are You a Creative Genius?

December 19, 2013
posted by Tracy Baldwin

We know we have some of the best brand fans in the world … and some of the most creative and imaginative.  That’s why we are inviting YOU, our most loyal fans, to tap into your inner inventor to create the next Radio Flyer wagon, trike, scooter, bike or ride-on.

Little Red Story Winner: Mama Sit!

December 09, 2013
posted by Tracy Baldwin

Congratulations to Reesa Allee, our October Little Red Stories contest winner for her story, “Mama Sit.”  She and her husband, Tre, adopted a little boy from Ethiopia last year—Amare Dawit.   Reesa keeps her own blog about her family’s adventure into adoption, including anticipating the arrival of a little sister from Ethiopia soon! 

Halloween Fun: Cruising Costumes

October 28, 2013
Neighborhoods everywhere are bursting with decorations in anticipation of Halloween.  I love to see doorsteps lit by the glow of carved pumpkins and shrubs beset with spider webs.  Soon sidewalks will be overtaken by pirates and princesses sprinting from house to house. 
Trick-or-treating can be hard work, and sometimes little pumpkins need help keeping up with their older siblings' frantic candy gathering.

Best Friends Forever

October 14, 2013
posted by Tracy Baldwin

Congratulations to Lois M., of Walled Lake, Michigan, the September 2013 winner in our Little Red Stories contest!  She shared the moving childhood story of her and her best friend Shawn, who grew up together in the mid-1960s in Redford.  Here’s her story:

Radio Flyer Little Red Stories

August 15, 2013
posted by Robert Pasin

The first thing most people do when they meet me and find out what I do for a living is smile.  The next thing they do is say, “I have a Radio Flyer story,” and their eyes light up, their expression softens, they look into the distance and seem to be transported back to their childhood. 

They then proceed to tell me about the wagon they toted along on the paper route they had when they were a kid, how their sibling pulled them around in crazy backyard adventure or the rocketship they created with their friends.

Family Vacation: Discovering Your Roots

May 24, 2013
posted by Robert Pasin

My grandfather and founder of Radio Flyer, Antonio Pasin, and his wife, my grandmother Anna, were born in Rosa, Italy.  It’s a small town nestled in the foothills of the Alps near Bassano del Grappa (famous for the after-dinner liquor by the same name) in northern Italy near Venice.Antonio Pasin (far right), founder of Radio Flyer, circa 1905, as a boy in Rosa, Italy with his family.

How We Make Our Red Wagons Green

April 22, 2013
posted by Tracy Baldwin

At Radio Flyer, every day is Earth Day. Committed to do right by the world and make it a better place, we embrace sustainability and have begun to take steps throughout the company--from manufacturing to company-wide green practices at our Chicago headquarters--to minimize impact on the environment.  

Flyer Friday: New Adventure

April 11, 2013
posted by Tracy Baldwin

Thanks to Vanessa M. from Mesa, Ariz. for sharing this adorable photo.

Wagon Transformation: King of the Road

April 04, 2013
posted by Randy Sandlin

From Alaska to Mississippi and California to Illinois people’s heads are turning as they drive down the street.  It’s not because of the latest automobiles coming out of Detroit, it’s because of the oversized red wagons on the road.   I found four unique rides that have been created to resemble the classic  Radio Flyer wagon.

  • Fred Keller and Judy Foster from Wasilla, Alaska transformed a 1976 Mazda Pickup truck. We love the real Radio Flyer wagon wheel used for the steering wheel.
  • Ted Magnum from Ellisville, Mississippi transformed a 1987 Ford ambulance into this beauty.
  • Rick Sullivan from Clinton, Illinois built this wagon on a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra.
  • Art Baker and Bob Castaned of Davis, California went for a hot rod look. The chrome exhaust is a nice added touch.

Behind the Scenes: The Harlem Shake

March 26, 2013
posted by Melissa Enos

It was a sunny Friday afternoon at Radio Flyer headquarters in March when the Harlem Shake was filmed. We were inspired to try it after watching the dance craze on YouTube by others such the Pepsi Jeff Gordon race team.

  • First scene of the Harlem Shake
  • The man behind the teddy bear in the Harlem Shake
  • Did you spot the pink elephant in the Harlem Shake?
  • Gettin' down to the Harlem Shake
  • The Gorilla in the Harlem Shake
  • Waldo!
  • We filmed the Harlem Shake in 30 minutes
  • How we get into the World's Largest Wagon

Over 40 Radio Flyer employees participated, including Robert Pasin, our Chief Wagon Officer and grandson of the founder.  He’s wearing a horse head and dancing on top of the World’s Largest Wagon.  Can you spot him?