Bruce Caldwell earned a degree in English from the University of Washington. In 1975 he joined Car Craft as associate editor. He was a feature editor at Hot Rod magazine and editor of Chevy High Performance, Muscle Car Review, Mustangs and Fords, Chevy Action, Corvette Milestones, Street Rod Quarterly, Mopar Milestones, Mustang Milestones, and Muscle Car Milestones. Caldwell has written several bestselling automotive how-to books. He has tested more than 2,000 new vehicles and spends his spare time restoring collector cars in a well-equipped home shop.