Based on Real-Life Autobahn Experience. “Bootlegger ’40 Ford” Audio Drama Wins 3 Audio Awards, Now in Film Development. The Ebook Version of the Novel Will Be Available at No Charge at Amazon August 12 Through August 14, 2021.

WILMINGTON, NC, August 12, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Author Charles S. Clark is a well-known Hot Rod aficionado whose many adventures have spilled over into his adventure-writing. His first book, “The Bootlegger ’40 Ford,” captured an avid readership clamoring for more. To satisfy them, and his own insatiable appetite for the special world of classic automobiles, he’s taking himself and his readers into high gear with a three day Amazon campaign August 12, 13, and 14. The e-Book edition will be available at no charge during the campaign.

“The Bootlegger ’40 Ford,” the author’s acclaimed short-story collection, received excellent reviews. Next it was adapted into a multiple-award-winning audio drama. Now it’s being adapted into a screenplay.

“Everything in the story is true,” explained the author. “Except the parts I made up.” With years of experience expertly restoring classic cars with high performance engines, he has a real knack for providing readers with exciting human stories that blur the line between fiction and real-life.

“The Bahnburner,” the most super-charged adventure story in the collection, involves a high-speed vehicular murder that leads to an illegal race on Germany’s world-famous autobahn. This thrilling story, available on its own as an ebook, was produced by a professional audio drama team in Los Angeles with a stellar cast and original sound effects. It has won three prestigious audio awards and drew the attention of a top screenwriter who is now crafting a motion picture script.

“Titanium Camshaft ’40 Ford” is a prequel to his rip-roaring series of adventures chronicled in “Bootlegger ’40 Ford.” Every car is an assembly of carefully designed parts that must work in harmony to achieve speed, safety, aerodynamics, economy, precision handling and, most importantly, reliability. Clark is a professional engineer and master restorer—read some recent blogs and learn about him at

“While driving coast to coast and border to border twice in one year,” the author recalled, “I had plenty of time to think about some crazy adventures that one might get into with an old hot rod car, I have a lot of friends that participate in the ‘old car’ hobby. I thought to myself, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun to write some stories and include them? After all, they love hot rods, restored classic cars, bootleggers, 40 Fords and wild stories.’

Reader’s Comments:

“I’m at the Eastern National LCOC Meet and just finished your book last night. Wanted to let you know I THOROUGHLY enjoyed it! I have a list of people I am passing it on to, starting with LCOC President Talbourdet. Thanks again,”
– Steve D’Ambrosia, Lincoln Continental Owners Club National Chief Judge

“Thank you for sending me your book, The Bootlegger ’40 Ford. I really enjoyed each chapter and appreciate the detail and story lines.”
– Ray Everham, Three time Winston Cup champion with driver Jeff Gordon

Charles Clark is available for media interviews and can be contacted at [email protected]. All of his books are available in various formats at Amazon and other retailers. More information is available at his website at

About Charles Clark:

Charles Clark, popular author of the Hotrod Adventures, began his adventures with cars starting in his 9th grade science class when he was introduced to the internal combustion engine, which later led to his discovery of high performance cars.

Charlie’s action-packed stories have two kinds of followers: those who share his passion for classic, high-performance cars, and those who love a page turner.

He is a retired professional medical electronics engineer (earning a BS in Biology from Union College in Schenectdady, NY and an EE from Cornell Univesity, Ithaca, NY). Charles is an entrepreneur (founder of Sandhill Scientific) who has had a lifelong love affair with old cars.

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