Now, mid-90s: an era-changing year that featured a race between NASCAR’s King and Mario Andretti, a dicey 1990s that saw the rise of rap and a proud springtime in Washington, D.C.
Or, who knows, maybe it was an equally fickle decade of desperate youths looking for their big break, a talented but overworked mechanic who tried his hand at pro racing, or a wannabe star who showed up at the right time — an emerging star who found a hot vehicle and someone to fix it.
Whatever the case, each year, there’s a place for one of these popular, outgoing cars. Whether you’re going for the ’90s nostalgia or your own special piece of D.C. automotive history, there’s a go-fast adventure for you, whether you’re buying, selling or building this car.
We’ve sifted through thousands of cars to come up with our picks, which run the gamut from red-hot muscle cars to the metallic shades that herald summertime on the Potomac. Check out our top picks in full. And then, don’t forget to check out other cars in our roundup — like our choices for cars to buy, cars to avoid, cars that just don’t suit you and cars that wouldn’t seem out of place in a Michael Bay movie.
Click on these photos to see each car in its entirety.