Turning Back The Clock: Legends of the 90s 2023
It’s been three years since the last Legends of the 90s event, and people were wondering whether another one will happen. The page was quiet, and everyone seemed to have moved on. But the guys heading the event – Aurick, Ryan, Marco, and Robert – decided now was the time for Legends of the 90s to make a comeback.
And last July 2, they were back and bigger than ever. Not even the weather could stop the event from pushing through.
The first Legends of the 90s meet in four years was held at Parklinks in Quezon City. It was an open area still under development. As for the cars? They were expecting around 300-400. Although the weather wasn’t cooperating at first, it did clear up once the cars started rolling in.
Like before, there’s never a shortage of nice 90s builds at the event. From Hondas to Toyotas and even Mitsubishis and Subarus, you’re bound to see something that you like.
All of what were deemed “unicorns” were lined up along the bridge, giving the eventgoers and spectators a warm welcome to the show.
What defines a unicorn? Cars that are built different from the rest – a full Spoon EK9, a C-West DC2 Integra Type R, a rare Legend Coupe and a fully-refreshed, original left-hand drive Lancer Evolution 6 Tommi Makinen Edition are just some of the few examples that were part of the unicorn lineup.
Then there are the 90s cars we never really expected in the Philippines. One of them is this JZX90 Mark II Tourer S. This car actually won unicorn of the night. It’s not in the best shape right now, but after talking to the owner, we definitely can’t wait to see what he has in store for the car.
While the unicorns welcomed everyone to the meet, the stars of the show were on display at center stage such as this Varis-kitted Lancer Evo.
These cars were the best of the best, and probably the highlight of the show were the two BNR34 Skyline GT-Rs.
You’ve probably already seen countless photos of the black M-Spec, which hides a not-so-secret secret behind the heavily tinted glass.
The white V-Spec is a fresh build by the guys at Tomato Garage. We’ve already one a feature on this car before, which you can read on the site. Since then, it has changed hands, and the new owner has decided to change up the looks a bit both inside and out.
It now sits on a center lock style NISMO LMGT4 GT500 wheels, which for those who aren’t familiar, are said to be limited to around 200 sets globally.
Across the Skyline is another new build – a JZA80 Supra. The exterior build is rather simple, featuring a TRD lip, TRD wing, and a set of wide Weds Kranze LXZ’s. But the secret to this car is the attention to detail the owner has gone through. We’ll definitely be doing a feature on this Supra in the future.
Another car we will be looking into is the newly built Autoplus Sports S15 Silvia, featuring a full Garage Mak body kit and painted in Millennium Jade.
Of course, the cars of the organizers were here too, including Marco’s newly finished R34 Skyline GT-T, and Aurick’s FD3S RX7.
Usually, the guys here at Street63 are attendees and spectators at the Legends of the 90s meets. This time though, it’s a bit different. I was actually helping with the event as part of the crew, and it’s also why I couldn’t take too many photos during the peak of the meet.
Although it was tiring to be part of the crew, seeing all the cars pull in was a sight to behold. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long for the next Legends of the 90s meet.
Words & Photos by Jose Altoveros