Emil Jellinek, was a wealthy European entrepreneur who sat on the board of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. He specified an engine designed there by Wilhelm Maybach and Gottlieb Daimler for the first 'modern' car.Jellinek required naming the engine after his daughter,Mercedes Jellinek.
World’s First Motorcycle (1885) – Daimler’s riding car | The First Motorcycle was designed and built by the German inventors Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in Bad Cannstatt (Stuttgart) in 1885. It was essentially a motorized bicycle, although the inventors called their invention the Reitwagen (“riding car”). It was also the first petroleum-powered vehicle.