|In 2002, Scooterworks, a scooter parts company started by Philip McCaleb, got its hands on some excellent vintage scooter manufacturing equipment. Figuring that the only thing better than an old vintage scooter is a NEW vintage scooter, McCaleb and crew created the StellaŠ and Genuine Scooter Company was born!
The first Stellas landed in dealerships in spring of 2003 and immediately enjoyed brisk sales and a cult-like following. Soon a new subculture was created, as witnessed by the formation of Stella clubs across the country. Stella's online presence was bolstered by the formation of www.stellaspeed.com, an online group dedicated solely to Stella.
In 2006, Genuine recognized the need for a modern, automatic scooter with vintage charm. This ushered in a new era for Genuine, highlighted by the Buddy, the Rattler, the Blur, the Black Cat, and soon the Roughhouse.
You don't have to look hard to find Buddy scooter clubs and enthusiastic online user groups such as those found onwww.modernbuddy.com. We think this demonstrates that Genuine's modern machines feature all the charm and fun of the old classics (minus the hard-to-find parts and repair bills!)
Genuine scooters are now well known for high quality and high performance with their Buddy 125 model winning "Scooter of the Year" for three years running. Also in their arsenol are the Stella, the Rattler and the Roughhouse. All built to last with a 2 year warranty and 2 year free roadside assistance (with the exception of the Stella which is one year warranty, 2 year free roadside assistance). These models available now at Unique Rides, Inc.|