These Elements are on the road again!
Cruising to the Kancamagus highway just because they can!
Good morning Norwich and the Upper Valley,
Recently while out and about Norwich I saw two Honda Element vehicles that looked pretty snazzy… Yes they were in great shape and looking like new vehicles. Knowing that Honda stopped making the Element in 2011, I was surprised how nice these looked so I stopped to talk to the owners who were nearby chatting and having a nice visit. I was informed that there is a connection among Honda Elements owners sort of similar to the owners who belong to the Jeep Wrangler club. I was a member of the Jeep club when I owned my Jeep so I can relate and understand the connection that these owners have.
I asked one of the Element owners, Rebecca Morlock to send me more info about this and here is what she had to say: (photos for this story are courtesy of Rebecca)
I’ve been an Element owner for 9 years and a Norwich resident for about 6 years! I fell in love with Elements and discovered a really positive, amazing, happy community of fellow Element owners. It’s been fun to connect with Element owners over the years! In the past year, I’ve been able to attend 2 really great Element meet-ups. One in The Smokies (Elements on the Dragon) which had 136 Elements attending and one in the Pacific Northwest, in Tacoma, WA, which had 206 Elements attending! I realized there isn’t anything like this in the Northeast so a friend and I decided to put together a meet-up locally! What better place than the White Mountains?
Waterfall at the Kancamagus
We have some help from a really fantastic Element company-ElementDriven Here is the link to their site.https://elementdriven.com/pages/elements-cruise-the-kanc-event and we’re really excited about bringing together the New England Element community! We just want to get Element owners together to connect, check out each other’s rigs, have some fun together, and enjoy the great company!
My Element is named “Marigold” and it’s a 2008LX Tangerine Metallic Element. I’m sure many people have seen us around town! It’s my daily driver and also my camping rig!
I hope that’s helpful! Let me know if I can give you any more info! And thanks so much for doing this!
Becky went on further to explain an upcoming event that is happening this weekend.
It was so nice to chat with you yesterday! So glad you stopped by! And I'm glad you love Hondas too! Here's the information about our Element meet-up on Sunday! I'm including some photos too and the website link for people to RSVP.
Happening Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 10 am.
10 am: Meet at Beaver Pond parking lot (just past the AT trailhead, North Woodstock, NH) for free coffee provided by Triple Crown Coffee.
Noon: We start the Cruise to the Kancamagus Highway and head east to
Tuckerman Brewing Co, 66 Hobbs Street Conway, NH. We'll have stops along the way to take in beautiful view points.
Rebecca L Morlock
Here is info on the Element if you are interested
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Honda Element (YH1/2)
OverviewManufacturerHondaProductionDecember 2002 – April 2011Model years2003–2011AssemblyUnited States: East Liberty, Ohio (ELAP)DesignerEric Schumaker, Bernie Lee (exterior)
Jose Wyszogrod (interior)Body and chassisClassCompact crossover SUVBody style5-door SUVLayout
DimensionsWheelbase2,576 mm (101.4 in)Length
4,300 mm (169.3 in) (2003–2008)
4,315 mm (169.9 in) (2009–2011)
Width1,829 mm (72.0 in) (2003–2008)Height
1,788 mm (70.4 in)
1,765 mm (69.5 in) (SC)
The Honda Element is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by Honda and marketed in North America over a single generation for model years 2003–2011 — and noted for its boxy exterior styling with bi-parting side doors and its boxy, flexible interior layout.
Manufactured in East Liberty, Ohio, the Element used a modified second generation CR-V platform with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. By late 2010, shortly before its discontinuation, production had totaled approximately 325,000.
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