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When the automobile had just been invented the young Bugatti was bewitched with its mechanics and technology. At the tender age of 17 years, he installed a motor on a tricycle. After that, he installed twin DeDeon engines on another tricycle. In 1897, he raced his first vehicle, a bicycle.By 1901, Bugatti had created his first automobile.Ettore Bugatti wanted to offer his customers an attractive racecar. In 1924, the Bugatti returned to a traditional chassis. The Model 35 was the first Bugatti to sport aluminum spoke wheels. It was equipped with a 2-liter 8-cylinder engine. Later that year, the engine was upgraded to 2.3 liters. The Model 35 racked up 2,000 victories if all variations are considered. It was the most successful race car on record and continues to be so to this day.