Airport Day & S.T.E.A.M.!

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 9:30am-3pm

Please keep in mind the event is all FREE to the public.  We could not do this event without the great support of Dave Cortese.  Thank you, Dave!

Fire Trucks!

San Jose Fire Department will have a ladder truck on display!  Check it out, talk to the crew!  Meet the guys who help to keep our community safe every day!

Silver Creek Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Hot San Jose Nights is proud to have the support of the SCROTC, please come & meet these fine young dedicated high school students.



Chris Wilder

Contact Hot San Jose Nights at:

408-615-1454 or

Event Host Announcer

Tony Karis

Tony will keep everybody up to speed on all the event actives, along with information of aircraft, tanks, cars and special guest. Drop by the announcer booth and say hi to Tony Karis!

Register to display your aircraft here!

Non Profit

(check back and scroll down often to see more activities added!)

Bands, Entertainment, Displays & Activites

Mike Sargent

will be signing autographs!

Mike Sargent is the first 2nd generation driver in the San Jose Hall of Fame. Mike won the 1977 San Jose Speedway championship and the 1979, 1985, and 1986 titles at the San Jose Speedway Fairgrounds track. Mike had a very impressive 53 main event wins between the two tracks. Sargent set the single lap track record a total of seven times, more than any other driver at the fairgrounds.
Mike has also raced and won throughout America and the State of California.
Mike has been actively restoring vintage cars.

Vintage chopper on display!

It's a blast from the past courtesy of the Carter Hane Estate.  Hop on it, take your picture, feel the wind in your hair!  Fun for the kids!


contact Mike at:

or 408-615-1454

(Hennessy's Auto Repair)

Best of the Bay Honorees!

Every year at Hot San Jose Nights we like to honor outstanding citizens or organizations who selflessly give back to our community.  To learn more click here!

 Thuy Huynh

Cindy Ahola

Collin Bruce

Scott Riddle




Thuy Vi




Russ Todd

Eddi & Gene






Rich Sieve

Healthcare for all.  We mean it.  Rich and poor, young and old, the doors of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center are open to all.  Help us keep it that way.  To learn more or to donate, please click here!



coming soon

Chris Wilder VMC Foundation CEO, Barbara French, RN, MSN Cancer Care Center - Sobrato Center, Health Center Manager, Dave Cortese, District 3 Santa Clara Valley Supervisor, Susan Hennessy,

Mike Hennessy (photo by Rich Sieve)

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Our Charity Support this year 

Hot San Jose Nights is proud to join in to support the fight against breast cancer with "Sobrato Cancer Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center".

"The Sobrato Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art cancer treatment in a compassionate personalized multicultural environment. As a patient in our cancer program, you benefit from the coordinated care of an interdisciplinary treatment team. 

Our cancer program treats nearly 1,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year. The Center is certified by the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative.  
Our mission is to provide comprehensive, personalized, culturally sensitive cancer care in the patient’s language of preference. Multi-lingual staff are available to coordinate all your cancer care needs. Translation services are available in 22 languages."
​ To learn more,
click here...

Military Tanks and Vehicles

on display!

The Eagle Field Foundation will be bringing at least 20 military vehicles including tanks!   Check out their website at or find them on Facebook at

San Jose Metropolitan Band

....and Meet the Band!

Sponsored by Trade Winds Aviation, the San Jose Metropolitan Band is back by popular demand!  The SJMB will be playing once again in the Trade Winds Aviation hangar located to the right of the main entrance to the tarmac.  10:00 - 11:00. You won't want to miss it!  Then at 11:15 Meet the Band!  Talk to the band members and get an up close look at their instruments!  See what it takes to learn to play one.

We will be accepting canned goods for Second Harvest Food Bank in the collection barrels at the entry gate to Hot San Jose Nights near the office area to help our hungry community.  Please bring a can or box of food.  (No glass or cellophane wrapped food please!)click here if you'd like to make a cash donation or just learn more!

Civil Air Patrol

presents the Color Guard!

We are pleased to have the Civil Air Patrol once again be presenting the Color Guard during the National Anthem during the Opening Ceremony at noon!

Book signing by Dennis Mattish!

Meet Dennis Mattish, famous local auto racing authority and photographer and have him sign your book or pick one up and browse his many photos.

Baylands RC Group

Baylands RC Group is directed by Ray Manuel.  They'll be putting on "The Greatest Little Air Show in the World" with all RC planes with commentary! 

Starts at 12:30pm.  They'll have 3 simulators for you enjoy!  At 1:45 you'll be able to talk with the RC pilots & instructors and try some hands on with the simulators!  .....learn more!

Hot San Jose Nights 2019 at Reid-Hillview Airport is a  huge family fun classic car show & airplane show. It's really a huge classic car event bringing together everything at the airport including a static airplane display with car guys & gals showing off an incredible array of classic cars from vintage custom hot rods, muscle cars, sleek sports cars, survivors, new special interest cars, & even new cars from the dealerships for a fun day in the sun!    Bring your chairs & coolers and enjoy the day!  Great live music & food all day!  Cars & Aircraft are invited to be on display inside the airport grounds!   S.T.E.A.M.  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Aviation & Math) is happening for the kids with robotics teams, hands on airplanes and tanks & airplane rides!! Free Parking , Free Shuttles to Eastridge & Admission!

Register your non profit 501c3 for free!

Now accepting

Food Trucks.

Check out the fun we've had at previous years at Hot San Jose Nights!

Register your classic car, vintage, muscle

or special interest car! 

All years!

Food Truck


Awards of Excellence!

Awards of Excellence will be handed out at noon during our Opening Ceremony  to our Best of the Bay Honorees.  Assisting Mike Hennessy with the honors will be Chris Wilder, CEO of the VMC Foundation; Dave Cortese, President of the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors; Cindy Chavez, County Supervisor District 2.

Chris Wilder, Mike Hennessy, Dave Cortese, Cindy Chavez

Aircraft on display!

Over 40 aircraft will be on display!

Dave Cortese & Cindy Chavez

Lyin' I's

We are very pleased to announce their return to Hot San Jose Nights! This fabulous Eagles tribute band is sure to entertain everyone!


Trade Winds Aviation

Be sure to check out the aircraft on Display at Trade Winds Aviation!  Just follow the sound of the 45 piece band that will be playing inside the Trade Winds hangar 10am - 11am!

Antique Autos will be on display

Check out this year's selection of these very old and well cared for antique vehicles.  You can learn a lot about the history of the automobile by talking with their very knowlegeable owners.

Free Bike Valet!


Go ahead and ride your bike to Hot San Jose Nights!  Then park your bike safely and securely - and for free with the Bike Valet on the tarmac!

Second Harvest Food Bank 

canned food drive!

Our community has people going hungry all year long, not just at Christmas!  Feeding kids during summer months can be a worry to some families.  Please consider bringing a donation of canned food when you attend Hot San Jose Nights this year.  It will make you feel good that you are doing something that might seem so simple for many of us but can make a real difference to a family in need!  Look for our Second Harvest Food Bank barrels at the entry point and lets fill them up!  For anyone who would rather make a cash donation online you may click here for the link.  On behalf of Second Harvest Food Bank we thank you! (click here to find most needed items.)

at Reid-Hillview Airport, 2500 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95148

We would  like to thank the Evergreen Times for their support this year!

Register to show your product or advertise your business!

Young Eagles

Kids can catch one of the limited number of free flights with the Young Eagles!

11th Annual Hot San Jose Nights

Supported by

Reid-Hillview Airport

the VMC Foundation CEO, Chris Wilder

Dave Cortese,  Santa Clara County Supervisor District 3

Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor District 2

San Jose State Aviation!

The San Jose State University aviation program is one of the nation’s oldest and the only public institution in California offering a BS in Aviation.    With degree emphasis options in Professional Flight, Operations, Aviation Management and Maintenance Management, SJSU is well positioned to assist aspiring aviation professionals in realizing their dreams.

 Come and sit in our aircraft, talk with our students and faculty, and learn more about the educational opportunities we provide.

Lots of Classic Cars on display!

Come to see your dream car or bring your own classic car, street rod, hot rod, custom, vintage, survivor or exotic car!

FREE Shuttle Buses and

People Mover Trolley!

We'll help you get to and from your car!

Corinthian Transportation will be providing buses to travel to and from East Ridge Shopping Center.

Battaglia Ranch Christmas Tree Farm will be loaning us their Trolly to help you get to your car!

Family friendly classic car show & static airplane show: Saturday, September 8, 2018 10am - 4 at Reid-Hillview Airport 2500 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95148

Award Sponsors!

(Eddi & Gene  with their trio of T-Birds!)

Gene & Eddi Cox called and asked if they can help support the awards for breast cancer awareness
Thank you Gene & Eddi!!

(Dr. Terry with Mike and his pink Barracuda!)

Dr.  Terry Sullivan also wanted to help support the "Pink" awards this year!  If your car is pink, Dr. Terry is paying your entrance fee!  Just write PINK CAR on your entry form (and make sure your car is actually pink when you come to the show!)  Thank you Dr.  Terry!