1995: Halfway there and having so much fun

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As we navigate the winding roads of mind-blowing nostalgia in our year-long celebration of the 1990s as a “classic decade,” we’ve made our way to 1995.

With 2024 marking the momentous occasion where the 1990s officially achieve classic status (comfortably 25 years in the rearview mirror), let’s take a look back at the milestones that made 1995 a cornerstone in the automotive and cultural timeline.

  • Trucks and SUVs dominated the market with the Ford F-series, Chevrolet C/K and Ford Explorer nabbing the top three spots for best-selling vehicles.
  • The 1995 Quebec referendum, asking voters whether Quebec should proclaim sovereignty and become an independent country, was rejected with 50.58% voting "No" and 49.42% voting "Yes".
  • You-ou, you-ou, you-ou oughtta know that Alanis Morissette released Jagged Little Pill in 1995.
  • The NBA expanded into Canada with the introduction of the Toronto Raptors and the Vancouver Grizzlies.
  • The McLaren F1 GTR wins the Le Mans 24 Hours, becoming just one of three makes to win the race on the first attempt.
  • Toy Story, the first full-length computer animated film, is released in theaters. Where they went next? To infinity and beyond!
  • After ten years of syndication, Calvin and Hobbes is printed in newspapers for the last time on December 31st.
  • Heeeyyy Macarena! The popular song and simple-to-follow dance took over weddings, proms, high school hallways and more in 1995.
  • Ebay debuts. But with its first sale being a broken laser pointer, it’ll be a while before a car is sold via the online marketplace.
  • MotorTrend magazine names Nissan Maxima the import car of the year while the Chrysler Cirrus takes home the car of the year title.

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