Like all good doctors, James Love knows what he is doing, but only when the patient is cars. The man knows the parts of a car better than he knows his own body, which is also why he goes by the name Doc. A diesel engineer by trade, James Love is one of the best street racers around. He is always tinkering around with his car and is constantly innovating. Even though James loves spending more time with cars than people, his skills are admired by many. James has been behind the wheel of the 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for quite a while now. He calls his car The Beast and is constantly modifying the vehicle.
James Love was born on the 19th of February 1969 in Moore, Oklahoma. Born and raised in Oklahoma, James spent much of his early childhood with his younger brother and sister. His father worked as a construction worker, and things wouldn’t often go according to plan. James had a tough upbringing and the family had to go for weeks with just beans and cornbread. James often worked during his summer breaks while still attending school. Remembering his first car, James says,
My first actual car was a ’77 Monte Carlo given to me by my parents. We were dirt poor; I was given mom’s car to help my brother and sister to school and to go to work so I could afford gas to get my brother and sister to school.
Realizing his love for cars:
James continued to drive the ’77 Monte Carlo but wanted an upgrade. So, he chose the ’72 Monte Carlo and modified it quite a bit. After finishing high school, James attended the Universal Technical Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona and began working as a diesel mechanic. After working as a foreman at the town’s Peterbilt dealership, James decided to set out on his own. He opened a repair shop by the name of Southwest Diesel Service in 2003. Since 2003, James is the sole owner of the shop.
Standing on the platform of Financial stability, James decided it was time for an upgrade. So, he bought The Street Beast, on eBay in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2003. And while it is unclear as to how James got into street racing, it is safe to say that he is damn good at it. He has been around the set of Street Outlaws since 2013 and, 15 seasons later, is still going strong. Ever since he first bought hit, James has been constantly modifying his car. Currently, it sports a nitrous engine, monster tires, and a 959” CID mountain motor. Since his introduction to the show, James has occupied the top spot more than once.
James Love is a long-time married to his high school girlfriend, Judy. The pair tied the knot in April of 1990 and are nearing 30 years as a married couple. In their time as a married couple, the pair gave two daughters, Ashtyn and Haley.
On the road to recovery:
James suffered from a heart attack in 2018, just before the No Prep Kings event at Summit Motorsports Park. The event was not good for Love who suffered from quite a few accidents. His official statement of Facebook read,
Well, definitely not how I wanted to spend my weekend in Ohio. One heart attack, surgery, and three big stints. Thanks to some great doctors and my stubborn ass, I am doing well. Sorry to all my fans who wanted to see me race. If they release me tomorrow, I will come to the track and say hi.
James has since recovered from the accident and is back on the tracks.
As of 2020, James has a net worth estimated to be around $600,000. Over the years he has accumulated wealth through different business ventures and involvement in the reality TV show “Street Outlaws.”
Age, Ethnicity, Nationality
As they say, age is just number, James is currently 51 years of age and going strong in the race track. He is an American by nationality and holds American Citizenship. As far as ethnicity is concerned he is of white descent. He is a straight guy with a family of a loving wife and two daughters whom he cherishes.