SOURCE: Viper-Melling Corporation

February 19, 2008 12:22 ET

Viper Motorcycle Company Announces Hiring of New Chief Financial Officer and Dealer Support Team

BIG LAKE, MN--(Marketwire - February 19, 2008) - (OTCBB: VPWS) Viper Motorcycle Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Viper Powersports Inc. (OTCBB: VPWS), announced today that it has hired Mr. Peter Anton as its new CFO. Mr. Anton's background includes 10 years of experience in the Custom Motorcycle Industry. He served as Chief Financial Officer for Big Dog Motorcycles for approximately five years, followed by similar roles at American IronHorse and Titan Motorcycle Company.

Prior to working in the Powersports Industry, Mr. Anton held various accounting, finance and audit positions with Arthur Andersen & Co., Beech Aircraft Corporation, Mueller Industries, Rent-A-Center Division of Thorn EMI, and other firms. Mr. Anton is a CPA and holds a BSA degree in Accounting and Economics from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

John Silseth, CEO, stated, "Qualified Industry experienced personnel are joining the Viper team because they recognize Viper is uniquely positioned for strong growth in the industry."

Viper Motorcycle Company has also hired long time Industry experts John Huffman and Cindi Todd.

John Huffman, a retired Marine, has been involved in the motorcycle Industry for many years. He previously held sales positions within Harley Davidson Dealerships, and later joined TNT Custom Cycles in Alabama where he discovered his unique sales talent in selling and marketing Custom Motorcycles. He later took assignments with Titan Motorcycle doing road shows. His down to earth personality made him a top producer.

Cindi Todd joins John in working with dealers and doing road shows. Cindi was partners in TNT Custom Cycles in Alabama for many years. Her experience in running a dealership, along with her experience in working road shows has honed her for this new Dealer Support Crew.

John and Cindi will be Viper's "first line of communication" to dealers, teaching sales techniques, financial programs, and developing Dealers across the country. John and Cindi will also be promoting Viper Motorcycles at selected Bike Rallies.

Viper Motorcycle Dealers include:

Majestic Trikes, located in Horicon, WI; Barry Motorsport, located in Tampa, FL; Bikers Dream located in Atlanta, GA; Arizona Thunder located in Scottsdale, AZ; Bikers Custom located in El Paso, TX; Victory of Long Island located in St. James, NY; FRS Powersports located in Memphis, TN; Las Vegas Trike Center, located in Las Vegas, NV; and American Classic Cycles of Dothen, Alabama.

About Viper Powersports:

Viper Powersports (OTCBB: VPWS) develops, produces and markets a line of premium custom V-Twin cruiser motorcycles, aftermarket engines and other related aftermarket products. Viper cruisers are distributed and sold under the Viper brand name through an independent, nationwide dealer network. The company designs and manufactures custom motorcycles, accessories and motorcycle engine component parts with patented technology using Computer Aided Design (CAD). Many of the motorcycle and motorcycle engine component parts are machined from solid billets of aluminum utilizing Computer-Numerical-Control (CNC) machines. Viper Powersports and Viper Motorcycle Company's websites are and

The foregoing material may contain forward-looking statements. We caution that such statements may be subject to uncertainties and that actual results could differ materially from the foregoing statements. Readers accordingly should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which do not reflect anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances occurring after the date of these forward-looking statements.

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