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


2009 HSJN

Click Here to see photos taken of HSJN 2009 by Kymberli Weed Brady  from San Jose Stock Photography at www.sanjosestock.com!

Click Here to see our entire HSJN Album on our Facebook page!

2009 S.J. Holiday Parade

Check out the slideshow of the 2009 San Jose Holiday Parade's GRAND SWEEPSTAKES AWARD winning Hot San Jose Nights float: " TOYS FOR BIG BOYS".  Not too bad for our first float building and entry into a parade!

Pictures are courtesy of Rich Sieve Photography

Clip from Car Guy Channel #29 that also featured the Holiday Parade:

Many thanks go out to the many hands that helped put this float together to win the 2009 Grand Sweepstakes Award:

  • Nancy and the gang at the West Wind Capitol 6 Drive-In were our co-sponsors and contributed the banners, their dinosaur mascot, and stuffed animals which were donated to Toys for Tots after the parade.
  • The Hot Rods Band braved the cold and really set a rockin' Holiday mood for everyone!
  • Greg Dunham's Dream Big Motorcycle (www.monster-cycles.com) is the Guinness Book of World's Records "Biggest Motorcycle in the World".  That was a real crowd pleaser when it roared to life during the parade!
  • Unique Pedals provided half of the pedal cars for our Drive-In scene.
  • Lucius Lee iii provided the other half of the pedal cars for our Drive-In scene.
  • Lisa Yap brought out her girls from San Jose's Pioneer High School dance team and they also braved the cold, dressed up in 50's attire and brought plenty of holiday spirit as they smiled and danced alongside the float to the Hot Rods Band!
  • And the never-to-be-outdone Hot San Jose Nights Volunteers - the HEAT- spent countless hours tirelessly, and cheerfully putting all of the elements of the float together that earned us all the well deserved BIG WIN!
  • And without the muscle and might of the huge C&M Tow Truck courtesy of Charlie and Linda Turnipseed, we wouldn't have been able to budge!

Mike already has his wheels turning on how to top this float for next year's float!  Should be fun!

2009 Exhibits & Clubs


Thanks to Bascom Trim & Upholstery, Campbell's Towing, Kruse International, Winchester
Auto, GM Sports, and Hennessy Automotive for presenting awards to our winners!

Gene Carvalo and his 1932 Ford                                
C & M Towing's Tow Truck                                          
John Chasey and his 1957 T-Bird                                
Veronica Esquinazi and her 1969 El Camino                  
Melinda Fleiter and her 1936 La Salle Series 50             
Andy Forget and his 1955 Buick Special                       
Richard Gale and his 1941 Pick-Up                              
Alvin Garnica and his 1959 Chevy Fleetside Pick-Up
Jim Glasgow and his 1964 Dodge Polara 500     
Gary Hinman and his 1966 Olds Toronado                   
Tony Janovich and his 1966 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2     
Alan Ladd and his 1955 Chevy Nomad                   
Fred Loveland and his 1934 Ford Fordor Sedan                  
Milt Mallory and his 1932 Ford Roadster                                                               
Joseph Martinshaw and his 1965 Mustang                    
Fred Mauldin and his 1928 Ford Pick-Up                
Pete Munoz and his 1962 Chevy Impala  Convertible 
George Neto and his 1964 1/2 Mustang
Ed Parco and his 1959 Chevy Impala SS  
Carl Payne and his 1948 Rolls Royce
Carl Payne and his 1954 Rolls Royce 
Bill Paul and his 1911 Cadillac Model 30  Gentleman's Roadster
Tom Piana and his 1941 Willys (2 Awards!)
Paul Reyes and his 1955 Ford Panel Truck
Luciano Sarra and his 1956 Lincoln Continental
Rod Stuart and his 1966 Chevelle Convertible
Larry Tate and his 1923 Model T Bucket Rod
Randy Thompson and his 1957 Chevy Pick-Up (2 Awards!)
Mike Tirri and his 1965 Cobra Replica

A special thanks to Ed Honesto for taking the pictures
of our Hot San Jose Nights 2009 award winners

Look for all of these Hot San Jose Nights 2009 Award winners at the 2010 Hot San Jose Nights Award Winners Corral!
Show Cars on Display!

We had gathered up some National Rod & Custom Show Winners and other cars for display.

Car Clubs Showing at Saturday's Show -n- Shine!

These are just some of the cars that were eligible for the many awards that were given out on the
spot Saturday starting at 1pm:
  • From the Bay Area Cobra Club: Mike's '65 Cobra Factory Five 427SC
  • From the Fast Fords of San Jose: Mike's '66 Ford Fairlane GT
  • From the Golden Gate Goats: Marv & Carol's '70 Ponitac GTO
  • From the Nor-Cal Chevelle's & Camino's: Ken's '69 Chevy El Camino
  • From the Outcasts: Gene's '47 Plymouth

Also present were the American Truck Historical Society, Frisco's Finest, Golden Gate Street Machines, and the Santa Clara Valley T-Birds.  

Thanks to Dennis Dunio of Camaros Limited Nor~Cal for sharing his pictures with us!
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