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News - February 16, 2007

Car museum plans unveiled

John Mozart gives us a look at his world-famous collection

by Daniel DeBolt

John Mozart is a wealthy man who loves old cars.

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Posted by Andy Graybeal, a resident of Monta Loma
on May 29, 2008 at 10:02 pm

This article was written over a year ago, it now being almost June 2008. What has happened in the meantime? Are there any plans or other progress to report? Years ago, I had a reason to visit Mozart Development and saw a beautiful Packard on display. I never knew his collection was so extensive and wonder if there are any plans for including automotive art.

Posted by Ago, a resident of North Whisman
on May 30, 2008 at 3:17 am

According to the City's Development Status list, the 26,000 square foot car museum is in the "Plan Check" stage which is the final stage before approval of the project.

Web Link

Posted by John Moore, a resident of another community
on May 16, 2009 at 12:14 pm

I've just visited this site for the first time. Has the museum come to pass or if not, what is the situation?

Posted by registered user, Daniel DeBolt, a resident of Mountain View Voice Staff Writer
on May 18, 2009 at 3:19 pm

According to the city Web site (see link in the post above yours), the museum is under construction, but I have not been by the site to check.

Posted by Scotty Irby, a resident of another community
on Jul 21, 2010 at 1:29 am

One of the most remarkable men of the bay area if not the nation on cars and their restoration.God Bless this man on keeping it alive.

Posted by lori chenier, a resident of another community
on May 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I am very interested in finding out if mr. mozart is building the museum and if he purchased a 1929 duesenberg convertable coup from the late rene chenier (my father) and if so would love to see it fully restored as it was my fathers life long dream to restore it and it never happened.

Posted by Local , a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm

John Mozart Did not purchase Mr. Chenier's Duesenberg.

Posted by Liz Adams, a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Our Corvette club is planning a visit to the Mozart Collection in October 2011. In Palo Alto? In Mountain View? I'd like to know if the museum has been been built or if it still housed in Palo Alto. Thanks for an update.

Posted by sebtown, a resident of another community
on Nov 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Was at the museum today. It is awesome, thank you John, you are a gift to car people!

Posted by Jim Carroll, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Where is the Museum located?

What is the address?

What are the hours?



Posted by Karen, a resident of another community
on Feb 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Is a 1954 Mercedes Gull Wing purchased in Redding CA from a local couple who live there in Mr. MOzarts museum?

Posted by Karen McClaflin, California Auto Museum, a resident of another community
on Feb 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm

The California Auto Museum is planning a trip to view the Mozart Collection. If you are interested in attending, please visit our website at Web Link for more information and to register.

Posted by Eric Doner, a resident of another community
on Feb 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I had the good fortune to visit the Mozart Foundation Museum on Saturday, February 4 with the Northern California Ferrari Club. The building is breathtaking and the collection is amazing. John was the proud, passionate car guy and consummate host; and provided a narrative history of his hobby, his building and many of his very special cars.