Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Treat Yourself This Winter: Just a Drive Away

Just because it is excruciatingly cold this winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself. Rather than staying cooped up in your house on the weekends, it’s time to take advantage of the winter getaways New Jersey has to offer. You don’t need to hop on a plane to the Caribbean to enjoy your winter. New Jersey offers a wide variety of winter getaways for every age. From ski resorts and snow tubing locations to indoor water parks and awesome lodges, all of these winter getaways are just a drive away!

Crystal Springs Resort- Hamburg, NJ 

Leave the hibernating to the bears and head to Crystal Springs Resort and  Mountain Creek before winter weather comes to an end. The activity options are endless at Crystal Springs Resort. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil spa week, a romantic getaway, or a family fun trip, Crystal Springs will not disappoint. From their heated indoor and outdoor tropical pools, to snow tubing, to skiing, to the glamorous spa offerings, there is no shortage of fun to come from a trip to Crystal Springs Resort and Mountain Creek. Think of Crystal Springs Resort as a five-star playground – for children, adults, and families alike. Also, the natural surroundings are to die for!

CoCo Key Water Resort - Mount Laurel, NJ

For those who are anti-winter weather, it’s time you head over to CoCo Key Water Resort. With this indoor water park, a family trip is completely weather-proof. Imagine 55,000 square feet of water park entertainment! Equipped with a lazy river, 4-story high slides, interactive play areas, and indoor spas, the CoCo Key Water Resort really has it all. You can make it a casual day trip, or even invest in an overnight package. This is the perfect way to relax, avoid the cold, and not even break your budget.

Fountain Spas

Who can resist a day at the spa? It’s time to put down the technology devices, and spend a day well-deserved day of relaxation and solitude. Obviously, spa days represent the essence of “Treat Yourself”. For your all-in-one spa destination, The Fountain Spa is the place for you. The Fountain Spa, located in both Ramsey and Hackensack, New Jersey, offers a wide range of spa services. Whether you are looking for a unique full body massage or an elegant manicure and pedicure, The Fountain Spa is equipped to deliver.

Campgaw Mountain – Mahwah, NJ

For those who are brave enough to venture outdoors in the arctic tundra, Campgaw Mountain is the place for you. Campgaw Mountain is New Jersey’s premiere ski, snowboarding, and tubing escape. Whether you’re a novice, or an expert, Campgaw Mountain offers types of trails for all abilities. Head over for private lessons, bring the family for a group tubing experience, or stop by with the whole company for night-time adventures.

With all of these winter getaway options, you’ll be sharing qualities with Elsa in no time:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

28 Songs To Rock Out to on Your Next Road Trip

Whether you’re venturing on an impromptu getaway, braving your morning commute or tackling a cross-country journey, we have the tunes to keep your engines going.

Here are 28 songs (one for each day in February!) to make your next road trip or commute infinitely more bearable. In fact, maybe you’ll even enjoy your next adventure on the road grooving to this infectious collection of tunes, featuring a combination of old school classics and contemporary tracks.

1)    Hold On – Alabama Shakes
2)    Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
3)    Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
4)    Valerie – Mark Ronson Featuring Amy Winehouse
5)    Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
6)    Ants Marching – Dave Matthews Band
7)    Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
8)    Fitzpleasure – alt-J
9)    Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
10) 1957 – Milo Greene
11)  All Right Now – Free
12)  Raging Fire – Phillip Phillips
13) Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
14) The Wire - Haim
15)  We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel
16)  Dear Marie – John Mayer
17)  Down The Road – C2C
18) Born in the U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen
19)  Float On – Modest Mouse
20)  Down and Out – The Griswolds
21)  Wait for Me – Kings of Leon
22)  Stolen Dance – Milky Chance
23) Beggin’ for Thread – Banks
24)  Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
25) Mess is Mine – Vance Joy
26) Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
27) Punching in a Dream – Naked and the Famous
28) Miracles – Coldplay

There is nothing quite like the joy of being behind the wheel with an open road ahead, especially when you’re joined by the perfect passenger: music.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Five Best Car-Related Film Moments

With the Oscars approaching, it’s prime film-watching season. Whether cars are the central focus of a film or only steal the show in one scene, here are our favorite car-related film moments over the years.

Fast and Furious

As an undercover cop, Los Angeles’ Brian O’Connor is sent to destroy the street-racing world. Trouble strikes when the atmosphere captivates him. Where do his allegiances really lie?

Talladega Nights

Playing a famous racecar driver, the hysterical and self-absorbed Ricky Bobby vigorously lives by his ‘trademarked’ motto: “If you ain't first, you're last.” Amidst all of the seriousness that generally accompanies auto-related films, this is a must see for anyone who needs a good laugh.


If the enticing and artistic cinematography is not enough to enchant you, Drive will certainly satisfy everyday adrenaline junkies and stylized car devotees. Planning to watch the movie soon? You better hold on tight and prepare for the ride of your life.

Bridesmaids (‘Driving’ Scene)

Although the majority of the plot is completely non-auto related, this Bridesmaids “driving” scene is absolutely hilarious, especially because protagonist Annie’s reckless driving antics get the attention of a cop she’s trying to impress for all of the wrong reasons.


At first glance, Cars may seem like your typical cheesy, animated film, but this could not be further from the truth. Looking beyond the animated context, Cars is really a tribute to automobile history, a look at NASCAR’s roots, and an ode to Route 66. NASCAR fans are destined to fall in love with Cars!

Which car-related film moment is your favorite? Tweet us at @SansoneAutoMall with your answer.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine’s Day Prep: Car Lover Edition

You Auto Be My Valentine…Yes, car fanatics, the Valentine’s Day cheesy car puns are truly unlimited. For a friend, for your child’s classmates, for a significant other, for a spouse, there are endless ways to drive love in someone’s direction for the most romantic day of the year.

Here are a few paths:

This DIY card -- completely cheesy, but somehow completely adorable.

Looking to make your 7 year old happy? I bet classmates will go crazy over these Car themed Valentine’s day cards. Also, age aside, who doesn’t love the movie Cars?

Nothing screams love more than pausing Modern Family and combating the polar vortex to see your significant other. Talk about sacrifice.

Remember: cars are romantic too – Does Sandy and Danny’s adorably awkward date at the drive-in movies jog your memory? 

But if you’re single, you can celebrate too…right?

…Which means you obviously need to buy yourself a gift.

Chocolate AND Cars? There is no better combination.  

Did someone say chocolate?

And finally:

Head over to Sansone Auto Mall and treat yourself…to a new car