8th Annual

Hot San Jose Nights©
Airport Day & S.T.E.A.M. !

Saturday, July 9, 2016  10am - 4pm at Reid-Hillview Airport, 2500 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose, CA 95148

. Chris Wilder
Supported by:

  the VMC Foundation CEO, Chris Wilder

  Dave Cortese, President of Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors .        

Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor District 2
 Dave Cortese

Cindy Chavez

Susan & Mike Hennessy



8th Annual Hot San Jose Nights!
presents Airport Day
& S.T.E.A.M.!

Science Technology Engineering Aviation & Math
July 9, 2016
10am - 4pm

at Reid-Hillview Airport!
Car Registration

Non Profit
Hot San Jose Nights 2016 promises to be BIGGER and BETTER at Reid-Hillview Airport than ever before!  It's a  huge family fun event bringing together bringing together everything at the airport including car guys & gals showing off an incredible array of 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 over 100 booths filled with fun hands on things for them to do!! Free Admission!
Please bring your donations of canned food to
Hot San Jose Nights for
2nd Harvest Food Bank !
You can make a cash donation online to SHFB  at this link:

donate to Second Harvest Food Bank here!

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!   If you prefer to make a cash donation you can make a donation online through this link!

Bands,  Entertainment, Displays & Activities

Come back often and check to see what is being added while you were away!


Bi-Polar Bears

Rockin' Blues Express

Big Mike & the HartBeats

Awards of Excellence Presentation

We'll honor outstanding citizens "Best of the Bay" honorees!  Dave Cortese, President of the Santa Clara County Supervisors and Cindy Chavez, County Supervisor District 2 will be presenting the awards with Mike Hennessy at noon!

    Mike Hennessy with  Dave Cortese           Cindy Chavez

Best of the Bay Honorees

Every year Hot San Jose Nights likes to pay tribute to people and organizations that we like to honor for giving back to our community. 
We call them

"Best of the Bay" Honorees
Our Honorees are listed in no particular order.
To learn more about them click here!

Sal Pizarro

Second Harvest
 Food Bank

Steve Angus

Kathy Jackson
Dan Mountsier

Rich Alvari

Dick King
(no photo)

Ken Palmer


Baylands RC Air Show

Baylands RC Group will be putting on a fantastic air show with all RC planes! (click here for more exciting pictures!)

Aerial Sports League

The Drones are coming!
Caged LIVE combat and freestyle!

The National Anthem

Once again Mike Hugill and Debbie Zimmerman will perform a very moving rendition of
the Star Spangled Banner

Friday, July 8th may be the official National Collector Car Appreciation Day, but come and celebrate with us on July 9th
at Hot San Jose Nights!  Show off your classic, hot rod, vintage,  or special interest car & support the collector car hobby!

Flag Jump

Festival of Wings BBQ Cook-Off

What would you expect to see at an airport?  Wings!  Barbecued wings, that is!  This year a big attraction will be the BBQ Cook-Off for wings!
Food and drink tickets will be sold ahead of time for your convenience.  You can also buy them at the event.  Here is the link for advance food and drink ticket sales:
Click on the link or copy and paste!

Tech Shop

TechShop San Jose, a local playground for creativity, will be returning to this year’s Hot San Jose Nights!  This year they will be showing off a laser cutter in an interactive   demonstration which allows participants to draw or depict something of interest and then watch as the Laser Cutter turns their drawings into puzzle pieces that they may take home with them to enjoy in the future.  Part fabrication and prototyping studio, part hackerspace and part learning center, TechShop provides access to over $1 million worth of professional equipment and software. Stop by and check out their booth at the Festiva!


Trade Winds Aviation

It's the Reid-Hillview Airport's Open House!  You won't want to miss checking out Trade Winds Aviation! They will open up their hangar and have a nice aircraft display featuring newer planes for you to check out!  They provide multiple aviation services under one roof including:
  • FAA approved Flight Training School
  • Rental of newer aircraft
  • Reliable aircraft maintenance
  • Worldwide aircraft sales
  • affiliated with Cessna Aircraft Company
  • Authorized Cessna Pilot Center
  • Approved Cessna Maintenance Facility
  • Affiliated with San Jose State University and provide flight training for  their aviation students.


New Book Debut &
Signing by Dennis Mattish

Dennis is debuting his new book, "History of San Jose Racing Part 2".  Stop by and check it out!  It's packed with hundreds of great photos, including some of Hot San Jose Nights!


Military Tanks

These tanks are courtesy of the Eagle Field Foundation!  They will be offering rides, too! 
How cool is that?

This year's Featured Car!

Ron Lim's Pink Roadrunner

Meet Liz Holtz, our new Director of Community and Vendor Relations.

Liz is available to help answer any questions you might have regarding vendor needs.  Contact her at hsjnliz@gmail.com.


Here's some fun stuff from last year's show!

What do you like best about
Hot San Jose Nights?

Hot San Jose Nights 2014
Courtesy of Car Guy Channel

Hot San Jose Nights 2015
Courtesy of Wayne Vogel

Hot San Jose Nights 2015
Courtesy of Car Guy Channel
(first 4:14 shows parade cars at RWB 4th of July Parade.)

We are adding to the activities every day!
  • FREE Entry for the public.!
  • ALL CARS receive an Award of Excellence for participation and support of local charities!
  • Featuring rows of classic cars!
  • Featuring lots of airplanes on display!
  • Many booths designed around S.T.E.A.M. for children of all ages!
  • Many hands on activities for kids!
  • Three  smokin' hot bands!
  • Military Tanks you can take a ride on!
  • Tours of Reid-HIllview's finest on site aviation businesses!
  • Honoring outstanding local citizens for their dedication to charity work in our neighborhoods!  Let us know who you think is deserving!
  • Meet Dave Cortese, President of the Santa Clara County Supervisors
  • Meet Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor District 2
  • Flyover at noon to synchronize with the National Anthem!
  • Parachute Flag Jump

Kymberli Weed Brady


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