29/01/1886 Karl Benz patents the first gasoline-driven automobile
Follow your dreams! - Carl Benz (Mercedes-Benz) success story
The first car ever running live! The Benz Motorwagen (1885)
It was called the Benz Patent-Motorwagen ("patent motorcar") and it is widely regarded as the world's first automobile. Benz's wife, Bertha, financed the development process. According to modern law, she would have therefore received the patent rights, but married women were not allowed to apply for patents at the time.