MIDLIFE CRISIS
Street Trucks|February 2021
Cured with a Custom
CHRIS HAMILTON
A MIDLIFE CRISIS IS A TRANSITION OF IDENTITY AND SELF-CONFIDENCE, DESCRIBED AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL CRISIS BROUGHT ABOUT BY EVENTS THAT HIGHLIGHT A PERSON’S GROWING AGE. This may produce feelings of intense depression and high levels of anxiety. The desire to achieve youthfulness or make drastic changes to one’s current lifestyle can be overwhelming and all-consuming. There are many options for helping this phase of life, including talks with doctors, testing out so-called miracle medicines, and even wasting money on things like traveling to places you’ve never been to try and “find yourself.”

That may work for some folks, but probably not for anyone reading this article. We’re truck enthusiasts, and there’s only a handful of things that will get us through these rough times—good friends, tight family and a bagged truck that turns heads at every stoplight. That’s how we deal with our acceptance of aging, and if you don’t agree, you came to the wrong part of the playground.

Brett Oakes is a self-proclaimed hustler based in Chino, California, who has a major addiction to the custom truck scene. His ’73 Chevy C30 Dually is proof that when you set a goal, drop about 30K on parts and labor, and eventually reach the finish line, a midlife crisis can be appreciated rather than feared. Performing most of the work himself was the goal with this unique square body.

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