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The Curt Leduc Swap Meet at Morongo Casino, Resort And Spa

Posted in Events on October 19, 2016
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There are some events that are just plain fun to attend, and a Curt LeDuc swap meet is one of them. We attended the Morongo gathering, held September 9th and 10th, 2016 at the sprawling Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, CA. It was a Friday evening parts party that turned into a Saturday morning shuffle toting out what you’d been scoping out the night before.

There is a wide array of parts and pieces to be found at a CLDSW. As one would expect from any swap meet, there are hidden gems interspersed with pieces of junk. These swap meets have grown in size over the past few years and now encompass many rows. There is a growing manufacturer turnout, as well. Companies such as King Shocks, Rugged Radios, Outlaw LED and PCI Race Radios routinely attend and display their wares and many smaller shops also bring their best products.

But it’s the guys who has built a few off-road rigs in their garages and has some extra bits and pieces that they want to unload. For some it’s shocks, or lights, or even complete (well, almost complete) trucks. Sure, there’s Craigslist, but selling things this way is a lot more fun. And it’s just as fun to walk around and see what everyone else has that they want to unload.

Curt holds his swap meets twice a year and we’re betting that you won’t just find cool things to buy, but you’ll have a good time too!

Curt LeDuc of the Morongo tribe
Friday night was perfect weather-wise, and the aisles were full of people out for the best deals.
Though not cheap at 75,000, this Walker Evans buggy was ready to roll.
King Shocks was one of many companies to attend the swap meet. Here the King guys are just getting set up just as the sun is going down.
Another long time attendee is Rugged Radios. They got there early and were selling out of many of their products on the first evening.
Saturday morning came up and the deals were there to be had.
We haven’t seen a truck like this in a while, but if you want to restore a monster truck from the 80’s, LeDuc’s swap meet is the place for you to go shopping.
The morning air was crisp, but the day turned into perfect shorts weather.
Breakfast burritos, or snow cones for that matter, could be had from the various vendors.
Curt LeDuc was making the rounds on his Cub to make sure everything ran smoothly.
Long time fans of Baja Bugs, ever we were tempted with this Ecotec powered one.
Though we wouldn’t want to wear one while riding, these vintage helmets would go well as “art” in someone’s garage.
Claimed by its current owner that it “runs and drives” this pre-runner had a lot of good parts on it for only $8700.
With his buddies watching, one prospective buyer deals with a seller.
Some were taking Saturday morning a little easier than others.
This 1952 Willy’s flat fender was very cool, and sat upon an S10 Blazer chassis.
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