SOURCE: Franchise Capital Corporation

October 24, 2007 09:22 ET

Franchise Capital Corporation Announces Plans for Dual Aero Exhaust and Dr. Gas, Inc. Exhibit at Upcoming SEMA Show

Dr. Gas, Inc. Founder/CEO Expresses Confidence in Expansion Strategy With Aero Exhaust

MURRIETA, CA--(Marketwire - October 24, 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 Exhaust will include Dr. Gas., Inc., with which it has just entered into a preliminary acquisition agreement, in its exhibit at the 2007 SEMA Show. The SEMA Show, being held Tuesday, October 30 - Friday, November 2, 2007, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is the premier automotive specialty performance products trade event in the world featuring performance, accessories, restoration and motorsports products.

The SEMA Show ( draws the industry's brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from over 100 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, marine and RV markets. SEMA Show 2006 drew over 50,000 domestic and international buyers through two million square feet of exhibits. The displays are segmented into 11 sections, and a New Products Showcase features more than 2,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

"The SEMA Show represents an excellent opportunity to couple the strengths of Aero Exhaust and Dr. Gas, Inc. into a single exhibit," stated Bryan Hunsaker, chief executive officer of Franchise Capital and Aero Exhaust. "The significant synergies between these two companies are apparent, and we believe that by exhibiting together at SEMA, we will significantly increase the profiles of both companies in the performance automotive supply market and send a clear message of how we intend to work together to build an even more substantial public company."

Dr. Gas produces 90% of all exhaust systems used in NASCAR, Nextel Cup Series, Busch Grand Nationals, Craftsman Truck Series, and many more.

In addition to its racing applications, Dr. Gas also manufactures for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Freightliner.

Dr. Gas, Inc. founder and CEO Boyd Butler commented, "We are pleased to have entered into an initial acquisition agreement with Franchise Capital and look forward to exhibiting with Aero at the upcoming SEMA Show. We are confident that Aero management has charted a successful strategy for long term growth in the performance exhaust market, and we believe that together with Dr. Gas the company is now positioned to execute its expansion strategy. Dr, Gas, Inc. is prepared to contribute to this growth initiative through its manufacturing, design and engineering capabilities.

"With the manufacturing and race engineering of NASCAR combined with Aero's marketing and retail distribution, I expect this company to become one of the major players in the performance exhaust industry," he added.

Dr. Gas, Inc.'s fabricating capabilities are expected to increase the availability of Aero's new line of full turbo and cat-back systems diesel exhaust systems, referred to in marketing documents as "kits," which include all parts from the catalytic converter, turbo charger or muffler back to the tailpipe. Improved supply will help Aero to meet the demand for its products in the automotive supply market.

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About Dr. Gas, Inc.

Dr. Gas, Inc. is a producer of the finest racing performance exhaust systems for street and pro-race performance exhaust applications. Dr. Gas produces 90% of all exhaust systems used in NASCAR, Nextel Cup Series, Busch Grand Nationals, Craftsman Truck Series, and many more. 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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