The 1990s are Classic

1992 Acura NSX

A Decade of Grunge, Glitter, and Game-Changers

Ah, the 1990s – the era when slap bracelets were the height of fashion, Tamagotchis were our virtual responsibility, and dial-up internet made us appreciate the value of patience. It was a time of Y2K fears, Spice Girls mania, and the birth of the World Wide Web.

2024 marks a milestone for the ‘90s. In the tradition of cars becoming classics at the age of 25 years, we can now say that the 1990s are Classic with 1999 a comfortable 25 years in the distance. As the warning etched in our passenger side mirror reminds us (objects in mirror are closer than they appear) looking back is not always as clear as moving forward. And in this case, it’s time that feels distorted.

It can sometimes feel like the 1990s were "just about 10 years ago." Well, believe it or not, we’ve made 25 trips around the sun since the last year of the 20th century. It’s time we start protecting vehicles from that era the way they deserve, with a collector car policy through Hagerty designed for enthusiasts and the totally radical cars they love.

The vehicles of that era – alongside countless songs, movies, and moments – are now considered classics. Many people hanging on to these vehicles, especially those not used as a daily driver, are collecting, driving, and caring for them as enthusiasts. We’re here to help you recognize, appreciate, and properly protect your clients’ and prospects’ special 1990s vehicles with specialty coverage.

So, buckle up as we continue our journey through the 1990s, exploring not just the pop culture milestones but also the four-wheeled and two-wheeled companions that rolled us through the most iconic decade on the odometer of history.

The '90s automotive landscape was a mix of horsepower and nostalgia, and we're about to take a joyride down memory lane. Pop in your mixtape, fire up your Nokia brick phone, and get ready for a nostalgic journey down memory lane. It's going to be a wild ride!

Stay tuned for next month when we drive into 1990: the year of the Acura NSX, Dances with Wolves, and when smoking was banned on domestic airline flights.

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