SOURCE: Franchise Capital Corporation

November 29, 2007 09:20 ET

Franchise Capital Corporation Announces Joint Aero Exhaust and Dr. Gas Exhibit at Upcoming PRI Trade Show

MURRIETA, CA--(Marketwire - November 29, 2007) - Franchise Capital Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FCCN), which recently closed its acquisition of Aero Exhaust, Inc., a world leader in performance exhaust airflow technology and NASCAR Performance Partner, today announced that Aero and Dr. Gas., Inc., a producer of racing performance exhaust systems for street and pro-race performance exhaust applications, are scheduled to appear in a joint exhibit at the 20th annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 6-8, 2007, in Orlando, Florida.

Franchise Capital has entered into a preliminary agreement to acquire Dr. Gas, Inc., which produces 90% of all exhaust systems used in NASCAR, Nextel Cup Series, Busch, Grand National, and Craftsman Truck Series. The two companies also successfully exhibited together at the recent 2007 SEMA Show and reported strong interest in the piping and tubing products from automotive aftermarket product distributors, including those that currently distribute Aero products.

This year's PRI Trade Show is expected to attract over 1,450 exhibitors and is ready to accommodate the racing entrepreneurs, buyers and other industry participants who utilize the PRI Trade Show to shop the hottest new racing products and technology. The PRI Trade Show is the world's largest hardcore racing trade show, and one of the top 50 largest trade shows in North America. With more than 45,000 racing industry entrepreneurs in attendance from 45 countries, the three-day PRI Trade Show is timed so that racing retailers, engine and car builders, wholesaler/distributors, professional race teams and other industry participants can shop the latest new product introductions and have them in inventory for the next racing season. For more information on the PRI Show, please visit

Representatives from Aero Exhaust and Dr. Gas, Inc. will staff the exhibit at the PRI Show, which is promoted as, "the three biggest business days in motorsports," by event organizers. The estimated total value of the U.S. racing market is valued at $13.5 billion, according to a survey conducted by the British racing trade organization, Motorsport Industry Association. This figure does not include OEM motorsport engineering investment.

"Industry events such as the PRI Trade Show are very important opportunities for Aero Exhaust and Dr. Gas to expand awareness of their combined capabilities within the racing community," commented Bryan Hunsaker, chief executive officer of Franchise Capital Corporation and Aero Exhaust, Inc.

"This appearance will provide Dr. Gas an opportunity to unveil the new boom tube exhausts for the 2008 NASCAR race cars. Dr. Gas is the only supplier to provide a solution that complies with the new 2008 NASCAR exhaust rules and specifications that were only announced last week. It is this type of rapid response to industry demand that makes Aero so excited about the growth potential resulting from the anticipated Dr. Gas acquisition, and we expect to announce a definitive agreement with Dr. Gas in the very near future," Mr. Hunsaker added.

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About Dr. Gas, Inc.

Dr. Gas Exhaust Systems produces performance exhaust Xscream® crossover, y-pipe, oval tubing performance exhaust, and h-pipe systems that have changed the performance exhaust sound of NASCAR, IROC, drag racing, and pro-street. Dr. Gas designed and patented the revolutionary Spin Tech racing mufflers. Many standard and custom sizes of mandrel bends and oval tubing are the absolute best for high performance exhaust and ground clearance applications. The company has performance exhaust parts for car, truck, RV, motorcycle, marine, aircraft and industrial applications. At its first NASCAR race, Dr. Gas shocked the sport with its new performance exhaust sound and added power on Sterling Marlin's winning 1995 Daytona 500 racecar. Many of its patented NASCAR performance exhaust systems can be used in street rod performance exhaust applications. For more information on Dr. Gas, Inc., please visit

About Aero Exhaust:

Aero Exhaust is a world leader in performance exhaust airflow technology, manufacturing and distributing the most technologically advanced muffler on the market. Its product lines are built to the highest industry standards and offer the consumer a lifetime warranty. Aero Exhaust has been issued U.S. and Australian patents on its innovations and development in the exhaust industry, and its mufflers are available worldwide through major retailers, mass merchant centers, automotive aftermarket supply stores and wholesalers. Aero Exhaust mufflers are an exclusive National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Performance product and carry the prestigious NASCAR brand on product, packaging and related media. NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace is the official spokesperson for Aero Exhaust products. Additional information on Aero Exhaust's products, race team, and motorsports ventures can be found on its corporate website,

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