Hot San Jose Nights Auto Show returns to Reid-Hillview Airport

There will be plenty of cool cars and planes on display during the 14th Annual Hot San Jose Nights Airport Day at Reid-Hillview Airport on Saturday. And you can bet they’ll be cooler than the temperatures, which should be at least in the 90s.

Fortunately, the annual extravaganza featuring classic cars, planes and military vehicles will start early, with captive balloon rides starting before 8am and show cars arriving after that. If you’ve never been before, the event – produced by Mike and Susan Hennessy – has a bit of everything, with a remote-controlled air show, military vehicles, planes and plenty of hot rods, muscle cars and vintage cars. A food truck battle is also scheduled, with the winner declared by cheers from the audience. (Pro tip: If there’s a sno-cone truck, it’s going to win.)

There’s also live music, courtesy of the San Jose Metropolitan Band — playing in the Trade Winds shed at 10 a.m. — and Duke Mantee and the Gold Money Band on the main stage. Singer Lauren Halliwell will sing the national anthem at noon. Next, Mike Hennessy, along with Santa Clara County Supervisors Dave Cortese and Otto Lee, will honor this year’s crop of Best of the Bay award winners: Lucy and Allan Greenberg, Tiger Teerlink, Ronnie Ogas, Walt Gyger, Ray Watts, Ray Manuel, Ray Pulver, Pete Paulson and David Lewis.

And while Mike and Susan Hennessy will present the awards on Saturday, they received one a few weeks ago in Sacramento, where Cortese presented them with the Small Business of the Year award for District 15. In addition to all their Community work, the couple – married for 20 years – run Hennessy Automotive Shop in Santa Clara, restoring vintage cars.

The airport day is free, although a canned food donation for Second Harvest Silicon Valley is suggested. It all ends at 3 p.m. You can get more information at, and don’t forget to bring plenty of water.

San Jose State football coach Brent Brennan, left, and broadcaster Justin Allegri share a laugh before taping The Coaches Show at Teske’s Germania in San Jose on Wednesday, August 30, 2022. (Sal Pizarro/Bay Area News Group)

SPARTANS HAIL, HAIL: The San Jose State football team opens its season Thursday night at CEFCU Stadium against Portland State, and a good crowd of fans turned out on Tuesday to watch the live taping of the Coaches Show, with coach Brent Brennan and SJSU broadcaster Justin Allegri, at Teske’s Germania.

In addition to the fans, the audience in the court included San Jose State Acting President Steve Perez, athletic director Jeff Konya, defensive football coordinator Derrick Odum and women’s basketball coach April Phillips and its staff. Future editions of The Coaches Show will take place at Teske’s, 255 N. First St., at 6 p.m. Wednesdays before games and will air Thursday nights at 7 p.m. on KTRB (860 AM).

By the way, the Spartans have a fun crossover promotion this fall called “Footballs and Curtain Calls.” People who purchase tickets to San Jose State football games will receive a discount code for performances at the Hammer Theater Center and vice versa. More information about the promotion, which runs until early December, can be found at

From left, Shih Tzus Ziggy and Pepe, of Campbell, ride in their stroller at the Bark in the Park dog festival at William Street Park in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The dogs came with their owner Treva Campbell's Estrada.  (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)
From left, Shih Tzus Ziggy and Pepe, of Campbell, ride in their stroller at the Bark in the Park dog festival at William Street Park in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The dogs came with their owner Treva Campbell’s Estrada. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)

RAISING THE WOOF: After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bark in the Park — one of San Jose’s most beloved dog-focused events — will return to William Street Park on September 17. Widely considered the largest canine festival in the country, Bark in the Park has attracted more than 3,900 puppies and 15,000 people in the past.

Some favorite events will be back, like the pet owner lookalike contest, dog costume show and even a tails contest, and the kids’ zone will include face painting and dog-themed arts and crafts. dogs. It operates from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and don’t worry if you plan to be there all day – food trucks and beer and wine stands will be ready.

A $10 donation per adult is suggested — kids and dogs get in free — and the Campus Community Association, which is producing the event, will distribute proceeds to the Humane Society Silicon Valley, San Jose Animal Care Center, and other local non-profit organizations. Get more details at

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