SOURCE: Franchise Capital Corporation

November 15, 2007 09:02 ET

Franchise Capital Corporation Announces Successful Exhibit at SEMA Show and Reports Strong Interest in Dr. Gas Products From Automotive Supply Distributors

Company Also Files Quarterly Report for Period Ended September 30, 2007

MURRIETA, CA--(Marketwire - November 15, 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 the successful joint exhibit of Aero Exhaust and Dr. Gas., Inc. at the 2007 SEMA Show and reported strong interest in the piping and tubing products of Dr. Gas, Inc. from automotive aftermarket product distributors, including those that currently distribute Aero products.

The SEMA Show (http://www.semashow.com), which was 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.

Representatives from Aero Exhaust and Dr. Gas, Inc. attended the SEMA Show, including Dr. Gas, Inc. founder and CEO Boyd Butler. Members of Aero Exhaust's marketing department who attended the SEMA Show reported that regional warehouse distributors of automotive supply products articulated a strong interest in distributing Dr. Gas, Inc. products, specifically its piping and oval tubing products.

"At the SEMA Show, a number of regional warehouse distributors, including those with established relationships with Aero Exhaust to distribute our products, expressed a strong interest in carrying Dr. Gas products as soon as possible. It was apparent from the feedback we received at the show that there is widespread interest in the products of both Aero Exhaust and Dr. Gas in the automotive performance supply industry, and that the synergies between the two companies will provide significant opportunities for cross-marketing and promotion," stated Justin Andersen, warehouse sales manager for Aero Exhaust, Inc.

"The SEMA Show was a successful event, and we are now following up with the numerous distributors who visited the booth and look forward to entering into discussions with them related to the supply of Dr. Gas products, while we move forward with our expected acquisition of Dr. Gas and execute the integration strategy between the two companies. The automotive performance supply industry clearly understands the potential of Aero Exhaust and Dr. Gas working together, and we will take every opportunity to increase the profile of both companies under the banner of a single public company," commented Bryan Hunsaker, chief executive officer of Franchise Capital Corporation and Aero Exhaust, Inc.

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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 http://www.drgas.com.

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, www.aeroexhaust.com.

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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