Just like the decade before it, the Nineties was a time that witnessed some important motoring milestones.
It was the decade of Mondeo Man; the growth of Japanese car makers setting up shop in the UK; the driving test getting its biggest shake-up since its introduction in 1934; and the limits of what a motor car could achieve being stretched.
All of this was to the tune of the Spice Girls.
Here we've picked our top five milestones of the 1990s. Have any of your own? Post your comments below
- 1993: It's Mondeo Man
Mondeo, the successor to Sierra, was launched in January 1993. The phrase "Mondeo Man" was coined and meant the type of ex-Labour voter Tony Blair tried to win over in 1993. </p>
- 1996: Know your signs
The theory test is introduced and marked the biggest shake-up to the driving test since its introduction in 1934. Here the BSM's chief examiner gives the new test her examination in 1996.</p>
- 1997: Speed rules
The current supersonic land speed record is set. Andy Green piloting Thrust SSC puts Britain back on top by travelling at 763.03mph at Black Rock, Nevada, in 1997.</p>
- 1998: Speedy sports car
The McLaren F1 broke the world speed record for a sports car, reaching 240.1mph in March 1998. The British car held the record for more than a decade.</p>
- 1992: Two new factories
Japanese giants Toyota and Honda follow Nissan and start to build cars in Britain – Toyota in Burnaston, Derby, and Honda in Swindon. Toyota's plant built its three millionth car in June 2010.</p>