SOURCE: Franchise Capital Corporation

December 19, 2007 09:18 ET

Franchise Capital Corporation Announces Aero Exhaust Appearance at Allied Exhaust Customer Event and Marketing of New STX Product Line

Aero Exhaust Also Reports Successful Attendance at Recent PRI Show

MURRIETA, CA--(Marketwire - December 19, 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 the company was invited by Allied Exhaust, the largest of Aero's regional warehouse distributors, to attend a customer appreciation event that attracted approximately 250 of Allied's largest customers.

This event provided Aero and other selected aftermarket product manufacturers and distributors the opportunity to meet one-on-one with owners of muffler shops and other retail outlets that sell Aero products. The event was also attended by Allied warehouse managers and owners that stock Aero's product lines.

Allied Exhaust (, founded in the 1960s, is the largest independent warehouse distributor of automotive exhaust in the country with 16 distribution centers spanning 18 western states. Allied Exhaust began stocking the Aero product in a limited number of warehouses early in 2007 and has continued to roll the product out to the remainder of its warehouses throughout the year. Allied is now stocking the Aero products throughout its entire system, and links to Aero's website are included on the Allied Exhaust website.

Aero representatives who attended the customer appreciation event used the time with Allied customers to publicize the launch of the company's STX product line. Aero's STX product line combines the technology of the Turbine muffler with the sound reduction and quality of the Stealth line.

Bryan Hunsaker, chief executive officer of Franchise Capital and Aero Exhaust, commented, "This Allied customer event was an important opportunity for Aero. It would have taken considerable time and resources to meet the number of major Allied customers in the western United States that attended this event. We used this occasion to introduce the company and its products to those who were unfamiliar with Aero and to discuss new product lines, including the STX line of muffler products, with those customers who were already familiar with Aero."

While certain Aero management representatives attended the Allied customer event, Aero's marketing team appeared in a joint exhibit with Dr. Gas, Inc. at the 20th annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, which took place earlier this month in Orlando, Florida.

"Our exhibit at PRI was a resounding success, and we look forward to announcing tangible results from the show in the near term. We were able to meet with a number of distributors at this show, expand awareness of our products and discuss new potential relationships that would result in additional points of distribution for Aero products," added Mr. Hunsaker.

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About Dr. Gas, Inc.

Franchise Capital has entered into a preliminary agreement to acquire Dr. Gas, Inc., a producer of racing performance exhaust systems for street and pro-race performance exhaust applications produces 90% of all exhaust systems used in NASCAR, Nextel Cup Series, Busch, Grand National, and Craftsman Truck Series.

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,

Safe Harbor Statement: The statements in this release that relate to future plans, expectations, events, performance and the like are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results or events could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including the lack of funding, inability to complete required SEC filings, and others set forth in the Company's report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2007 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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