Best Events on the Jersey Shore


Check out these local events happening around the Jersey Shore.

9th Annual At the Shore Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Art Show – February 8

Plan to attend this show happening at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University from 5-8pm. 20+ local and regional artists will showcase their work while attendants enjoy wine tasting, appetizers, live music, and raffles. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door. All proceeds will go to benefit local hospitality students from Stockton, Atlantic Cape Community College, and Fairleigh Dickinson University at ACCC.

Valentine’s Day in Jersey Shore – February 14

The Jersey Shore has its share of Valentine’s Day specials, mostly related to dinner deals at local eateries. Included among the participating restaurants are:

  • La Dolce Vita
  • Nonno’s Italian Bistro
  • Salt Creek Grille
  • The Bonney Read
  • Blend on Main
  • Brandl
  • Knife & Fork Inn
  • La Cipollina Ristorante
  • Nauvoo Grill Club
  • The Cabin
  • The Molly Pitcher Inn
  • The Washington Inn Restaurant
  • Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant
  • The Ebbitt Room

Most will accept reservations, and while not strictly required, if you want to guarantee a spot for your Valentine’s date night, it pays to call in advance.

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Before you check out any of February’s fun events, stop by at Paul Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to shop for a vehicle that can reliably get you to all of your destinations.



Decorating Your Car for the Holidays

Wooden car carrying a christmas tree

This year, take Christmas decorating to a whole new level. Don’t just decorate your house: decorate your vehicle, too. Whether you have a brand new vehicle you just picked up from Paul Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall or you are driving a car that is a couple of years old, have fun with decorating it.

Mobile Christmas Tree

You wouldn’t want to put a big tree up through the moon roof as that would definitely restrict your vision, but you could put a small tree in the vehicle. Decorate the tree to the hilt, but make sure it doesn’t block your view in the mirrors or out of the windows.


Add a wreath to the front of your vehicle. The grille allows air in to help cool the air conditioning condenser and the radiator, so be sure the wreath doesn’t block too much of the air flow. Decorate the wreath with bows or large Christmas bulbs.

Big Red Bow

Another great way to show the Christmas spirit is to add a big red bow to the front of your vehicle. Add sparkles to the bow to add a bit more decoration. You could also add small decorations to the bow, including small wreaths, which would be set off by the red color.


Add Christmas lights to the bottom of your vehicle. Wire them in to light up when you turn the ignition on. Or you could wire them to a switch so that you could turn them on and off when needed. Use lights made for underbody lighting; just choose red and green or multiple Christmas colors.

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Stop by 66 Automall to test drive a new vehicle for the holidays. Once you have your new vehicle, you’ll be able to decorate it with festive decorations. If you are not ready for a new vehicle because your current vehicle is only a year or two old, be sure to call our service department for an appointment to have maintenance completed or to have your vehicle, including the tires, checked for the winter.



Nissan launches 2017 Versa Note and 2017 JUKE Black Pearl Edition Prior to Los Angeles Auto Show Debuts


Nissan took the wraps off two new 2017 models on November 10th – the revised Versa Note and limited production JUKE Black Pearl Edition – prior to each vehicle’s respective debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show the week afterward.

The two models were the first of four new vehicle models that were shown for the first time in Los Angeles. A new Nissan NISMO product met the media on Nov. 15th, while the “2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition” took the stage at a press conference in the Los Angeles Convention Center on Nov. 16th. Details on the NISMO product and the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition were available following each vehicle’s respective unveiling.

“The Nissan new product onslaught for the 2017 model year is so extensive, we’re bringing out the new Versa Note and JUKE Black Pearl early,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “The four latest additions to the lineup follow our ongoing ‘Year of the Truck’ campaign, which has seen the introduction of an all-new Armada, new Rogue, revised Pathfinder and new TITAN half-ton and TITAN Single Cab.”

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If you’re interested in checking out the new Versa Note or JUKE Black Pearl, check in with Paul Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to see when we’ll have them available, or just keep your eyes on this space for new updates as they come. In the meantime, drop by 66 Automall anytime to test drive a Nissan or any other vehicle on the lot.


Kia Soul Receives 2017 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award

Consumer Guide Automotive has awarded the Kia Soul one of its coveted Best Buy Awards for 2017 in the Subcompact Car segment, marking the third year in a row the fun-loving box car has received the award. Once again, the Soul’s funky personality resonated with the editors, along with its roomy interior, premium-looking cabin and long list of desirable features.

“People gravitate toward the Soul because of its head-turning style, extensive feature content, and excellent value. Its practicality makes it a perfect fit for just about every type of lifestyle,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president product planning Kia Motors America. “Being recognized by Consumer Guide Automotive for a third consecutive year proves the Soul continues to be a crowd favorite, and with the new turbocharged version offered for 2017, we anticipate its popularity will surge to new heights.”

For 2017, the Soul gains a 201-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine for more fun than ever. Though the 1.6-liter turbo engine adds 40 horsepower, fuel economy is 28 miles-per-gallon, city and highway combined —slightly better than the combined mileage of the 2.0-liter normally-aspirated 161-hp engine in the Soul Plus and in the Soul Base 1.6-liter, which produces 130 horsepower. Performance in the turbocharged Exclaim is further enhanced by the addition of a new 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which contributes to a more engaging driving experience. Other new options for the 2017 model year are convenience systems such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection. The 2017 Exclaim also gets standard UVO3 with e-Services with integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Each year Consumer Guide Automotive editors select the best vehicles from 20 segments to receive Best Buy Awards, with vehicle price and value being major factors in their selection process. By prioritizing these key consideration points in the car-buying process, the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards serve a practical purpose to everyday car shoppers. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2017, Consumer Guide Automotive is one of the most trusted names in the automobile industry.

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Best Events on the Jersey Shore in December


December is a fun-filled time around the Jersey Shore. Check out one (or all) of these fun events happening this month.

Christmas Fantasy with Lights – Through December 30

Experience holiday magic right before your eyes! At 5pm each night (and lasting until 10pm), Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand and lights the park with over one million lights for the holiday season! Santa is in his home and lights the park until December 30.

Head to Storybook Land at 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor.

Santa Workshop – Through January 1

Santa’s elves work hard all year making toys in his magical workshop at the North Pole. Stop by and make special crafts before the big day! Listen to Mrs. Claus read a classic Christmas tale and write a letter to Santa! Runs daily from 9am to 5pm.

Head to Congress Hall at 200 Congress Place, Cape May.

Sea of Lights Holiday Festival – December 16-28

This Indoor Holidays Lights Spectacular inside Jenkinson’s Aquarium with a special admission price! $7 Aquarium Admission.

Head to Jenkinson’s Aquarium at 300 Ocean Ave. in Point Pleasant.

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Meet the 2017 Nissan Rogue


If you are looking for an affordable all-wheel drive crossover SUV, stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to test drive the 2017 Nissan Rogue. This vehicle features automatic ride control for a better ride and electric power-assist speed-sensing steering for a better driving experience.


The 2017 Nissan Rogue features a 2.5-liter engine with Eco mode backed by an Xtronic CVT automatic transmission with sport mode switch. The transmission features automatic full-time all-wheel drive to get you out of sticky situations. Additional mechanical features include a battery with rundown protection, permanent locking hubs, a multi-link rear suspension with coil springs and a 110-amp alternator.

Safety and Security

The Rogue’s safety and security features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, front and rear vented rotors, hill descent control, brake assist, hill hold control, a panic button, anti-whiplash front head restraints, perimeter alarm, engine immobilizer, electronic stability control and ABS and driveline traction control.

Additional features include side impact beams, a low tire pressure warning system, rear child safety locks, a rearview monitor backup camera, halogen daytime running lights, heated wiper park, rear window wiper and defroster, variably intermittent wipers, curtain first, second and third row airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor and dual stage driver and passenger front and seat-mounted side airbags.

Convenience and Entertainment Features

The 2017 Rogue’s convenience features include split bench front-facing fold forward seat, tilt and telescopic steering column, NissanConnect Selective Service Internet Access, power windows in the front and rear with fixed third-row windows, front and rear cup holders, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, illuminated ignition switch, air conditioning, a day/night rearview mirror, driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, cargo space lights and Smart Device Integration.

Additional features include a full floor console with covered storage, a mini overhead console with storage, front and rear door bins, one-touch up and down front windows, power locks with auto lock, a systems monitor, three 12-volt DC power outlets, delayed accessory power and air filtration.

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Stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to test drive the 2017 Nissan Rogue and to learn more about this model’s convenience, entertainment, safety and security features.


Thanksgiving Recipes You Have to Try

Sweet Potato Casserole

When making your Thanksgiving dinner, you might want to try something new or put a twist on one of your standard side dishes. Stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to test drive a new vehicle and then head out to the grocery store to pick up any special ingredients you might need.


Instead of making regular cornbread, make creamed corn cornbread. Cook it in a cast iron pot in the oven and you’ll surely make an impression on everyone. Instead of using shortening or vegetable oil to grease the pan, use bacon fat. It brings out the flavor of cornbread when you use a cast iron pan.

Macaroni and Cheese

Though macaroni and cheese is not a standard Thanksgiving staple, many families like to add it, especially if you have hard-working hands at your table that need lots of energy. To make the best cheese sauce use half Velveeta sharp cheddar because it melts easily. For the other half, use at least 25 percent pepper jack and another favorite cheese. To make the cheese sauce, melt about 4 tablespoons butter in a saucepan. Add about ¼ cup milk and a combination of ½ to ¾ pound cheese.

Mashed Potatoes

Give your mashed potatoes a kick by roasting garlic and adding it to the potatoes. When you mashed them, use a stick of butter and about ¼ cup of milk for every pound of potatoes. Add in the roasted garlic to taste and mash them until they are creamy.

Whiskey Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Bake sweet potatoes with pecans, agave nectar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, apples and whiskey to give these sweet potatoes a kick.

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Stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to test drive a new vehicle. You’ll find that no matter what your needs are, you’ll find something that fits your family, whether you want an economical sedan for commuting, an SUV to take the family on road trips or to take your kids and their friends to school events or even a truck to help with projects around the house or the farm.


2017 Kia Cadenza: Best Car to Buy Nominee

2017 Cadenza SXL

The 2017 Kia Cadenza has been named a contender for The Car Connection’s Best Car to Buy 2017.

The all-new 2017 Cadenza arrives to market with higher levels of luxury, technology and convenience than its predecessor, and it comes wrapped in a beautiful, bold design inspired by the simplicity of the straight line.  The second-generation Cadenza boasts a stronger body structure and powertrain enhancements along with a more engaging driving experience than before.

“The new Cadenza adds an extra dose of excitement to the large-car segment with its striking looks and premium refinements,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America.  “The Cadenza’s cabin has been improved in early every way, but it’s underneath where the Cadenza truly shines with a stiffer and lighter chassis, eight-speed transmission and vastly improved driving dynamics.”

Elegant and Confident Exterior
Designed at Kia’s California design studio, birthplace of the unforgettable Track’ster and GT4 Stinger concepts as well as the iconic Soul, the Cadenza’s high-end image exudes confidence and modernity. It all starts with Kia Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer’s oft-quoted philosophy focusing on “the simplicity of the straight line,” defined by a single gestural contour that spans the length of the car, creating its sleek profile. This lineation visually links matching Z-shaped lighting signatures in the headlights and LED tail lights, affording the all-new Cadenza a more distinctive road presence, day or night.

Head on, the Cadenza is more expressive thanks to the newly designed front fascia. While the signature Kia “tiger nose” grille is still an unmistakable design trait, it has evolved into a new hexagonal shape that emphasizes the Cadenza’s visual width with lines extending underneath the headlights.  But the more substantial change to the front end is the distinct concave grille, which curves in toward the engine bay, giving the Cadenza its handsomely chiseled face.

Exquisitely Comfortable Interior Space
The interior is thoughtfully redesigned with higher quality materials than the preceding model and higher levels of craftsmanship throughout. Like the exterior, the Cadenza’s soft interior contours are offset by sheared surfaces. Kia designers visually widened the Cadenza’s interior space with a wraparound dashboard that flows into the door panels and features real stitching.

The Driving Experience
The 2017 Cadenza is built upon a strong foundation with a body structure composed of more than 50 percent Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) — more than twice the amount used in the outgoing model, while a driver’s knee airbag brings the total number of airbags in the vehicle to nine.

Harmonious and Modern Cockpit
Brimming with technology, the cockpit is designed to provide a more harmonious human-machine interface with ergonomically intelligent design, intuitive controls, and a suite of enhanced convenience features that make the driving experience enjoyable and effortless.

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Best Jersey Shore Events to Attend


Looking for some fun stuff to do this November around Jersey Shore? Check out these events and festivals happening this month.

Costume Days at the Zoo – November 11 and 17

The Cape May Country Park and Zoo has a couple of dress-up days scheduled for November, including a pirate-themed day on November 11 and a princess-themed day on November 17.

The pirate day invites you to come dressed as a pirate and have a swashbuckling good time. Special activities are planned throughout the day, such as treasure hunts, games, pirate stories, and photo opportunities.

The princess day is similar, offering glass slipper hunts, games, sing-alongs, and photo opportunities. Princes are welcome as well, as are king and queens!

Both events take place between 11am to 2pm.

Of course, you can also enjoy the zoo as normal before and after the event. In any case, it’s a great day for families with kids.

Forks, Corks, and Hoops – November 14

This is a great opportunity to sample artful dishes from some of the best local restaurants as you partake in a wide selection of premier wines, beers, and inventive cocktails.

The event is raising funds for the Algonquin Arts Theatre.

Head to Spring Lake, NJ, on November 14 from 5:30-9:00pm. The event costs between $75.00 and $95.00.

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Stop by Paul Sansone Jr.’s Automall 66 this month to shop our inventory of vehicles, or to schedule some service. Paul Sansone Jr.’s Automall 66 offers Nissan and Kia sales, service, parts, and accessories.


Let Us Install Your Car Alarm

Instead of taking a chance on installing your own car alarm, let Automall 66 install it for you. You will be sure to get a quality product that is installed properly. The alarm will be professionally wired so that there is no chance of an electrical fire from faulty wiring and no chance that it doesn’t work properly due to faulty wiring.

Discourage Vehicle Theft and Content Theft

Not only does a car alarm discourage people from stealing your vehicle, but it also discourages them from stealing any valuables that you might have forgotten inside the vehicle. While it’s not a good idea to leave anything in plain sight, sometimes you do forget valuables in the vehicle. Other times, you have no choice, but may store them in the truck. However, thieves know that there may be valuables in the trunk or under the seats and may try to break in even if they don’t see anything.

How a Car Alarm Works

You already know that a car alarm is pretty loud when it is triggered. It may also flash the vehicle’s lights to catch your – or a policeman’s – attention. Certain car alarms will also page you and interrupt your vehicle’s electrical circuits so the thief cannot drive off in your vehicle. If you get a cheap alarm, it will only make noise. If you’re a heavy sleeper or at a loud venue, you may not hear it. Or, if you are some distance away from your vehicle, you definitely won’t hear it. It’s better to have an alarm with a pager and one that renders the vehicle “dead.”

Simple vs. Sophisticated

You’re better off with a more sophisticated alarm system. A simple alarm system senses vibration or may sense voltage changes to trigger the alarm. This type often has false alarms. A sophisticated system is wired into your vehicle’s electronics and features several inputs for unauthorized door and trunk access and also detects if the ignition is being turned on.

Stop by Automall 66 today to discuss your vehicle alarm requirements and we will find the best alarm system for your vehicle; and we will professionally install it for you. We have several alarms from which to choose from, so you’re sure to find something reliable in your price range.