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!

Dave Cortese & Cindy Chavez

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!

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.)

Bands, Entertainment, Displays & Activites

Big Mike & the HartBeats

Our featured band this year is Big Mike and the HartBeats! Get ready to be thoroughly entertained by this 13 piece band!  Horns, rhythm section and great vocals - they have it all!  Think Chicago and Doobie Brothers for starters.  Sit back and enjoy!


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.


contact Mike at:

or 408-615-1454

(Hennessy's Auto Repair)


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

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!

Supported by

Reid-Hillview Airport

the VMC Foundation CEO, Chris Wilder

Dave Cortese, President of Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor District 2

Special Award presentation to Dave Cortese!

Hot San Jose Nights 2018 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) Festival is happening for the kids with booths filled with fun hands on things for them to do!! Free Parking & Admission!

Register your non profit 501c3 for free!

Second Harvest Food Bank 

canned food drive!

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.

10th Annual Hot San Jose Nights

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

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

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!

Register to display your aircraft here!

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 10am-4pm

Register to show your product or advertise your business!

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!

Chris Wilder

Military Tanks and Vehicles on display...... and rides!

The Eagle Field Foundation will be bringing at least 7 military vehicles including tanks!  Some will be available for rides!  Check out their website at or find them on Facebook at

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!

We wouldlike to thank the Evergreen Times, the Del Grande Dealer Group and Meriwest Credit Union for their support this year!

Lord of the Ribs


Lord of the Ribs is the West Coast award winner for Best BBQ Ribs!  They will be bringing 100 pounds of ribs, so come hungry! .... and more food trucks!

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

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

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.  We are pleased to announce this year's recipients in no particular order! To learn more about our Honorees, click here!

Dave Cortese

We have a special award to be presented to Dave!

Sorin Neagu

Pam Foley

Betty Slater

Laura Winter


Tim Richie

Mike Barnaba

Bob Slater



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Food Trucks.

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Register your classic car, vintage, muscle

or special interest car! 

All years!

Singing the National Anthem is

Victoria Thuy Vi McDowell!

We are so pleased to have such a phenomenally talented young lady singing the National Anthem this year!  Meet Victoria Thuy Vi McDowell.  She's only 14 yrs old with an enviable list of achievements to her credit!  Victoria is an honor roll student, she sings in 5 Languages – she plays the piano and also the violin in her high school's Orchestra and has a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. She's known as the “Voice of San Jose, Jr.” for singing  (learn more....)

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.