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TOPIC: FCCN (shell) R/M into Aero Exhaust (Possibly next week.)

FCCN (shell) R/M into Aero Exhaust (Possibly next week.) 12 years 10 months ago #1239

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FCCN (shell) R/M into Aero Exhaust (Possibly next week.) 12 years 10 months ago #1238

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FCCN: Shell-R/M Play. August Newsletter ...

Merger is Looking Great!

Aero has Triple Digit Growth!

FCCN: Aero Products on Two Guys Garage TV Show! ...

And, on their Website!

Merger Countdown has begun!

And, check out the FCCN/Aero/Ford Logo!

FCCN: Orlando Sentinel: Aero has "triple-digit" sales growth! ...

(Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) (KRT) Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ Before McKee Foods agreed to its company logo circling NASCAR tracks on national television this year, company vice president Chris McKee had to make sure one person didn't object.

Debbie McKee is Chris McKee's cousin, a corporate officer and member of the board of directors for the Collegedale, Tenn.-based company. She's also the face of Little Debbie snack cake, thanks to her grandfather's marketing decision in 1960.

"I assure you I did clear it with her," McKee said. "I think she's a bit of a fan."

She's not alone, and neither is McKee Foods. By signing on to support Ken Shrader's No. 21 Ford with the U.S. Air Force and Motorcraft, McKee is one of several national companies joining a growing legion of primary sponsors for Nextel Cup cars in 2006:

Under the DLP HDTV brand, Texas Instruments will be involved with Terry Labonte's No. 96 Chevy.

Bass Pro Shops followed Martin Truex Jr. from the Busch Series to Nextel and will be a familiar identifier for his No. 1 Chevy.

Best Buy cut a deal with Haas CNC Racing for Jeff Green's No. 66 team.

Sterling Marlin's No. 14 Chevy will carry the Waste Management slogan to "Think Green."

Muffler maker Aero Exhaust signed up with Scott Wimmer's No. 4 Chevy.

Wells Fargo added a wide-ranging agreement with Petty Enterprises and drivers Kyle Petty and Bobby Labonte.

Mattress manufacturer Serta is with Brent Sherman's No. 49 Dodge.

And Mark Martin has heard the last of the Viagra jokes now that Lake Mary, Fla.-based AAA hiked itself to full-time sponsorship.

NASCAR fans' brand loyalty to sponsors is well known, and CEOs have discovered fans are willing to move with their drivers. That's one reason new sets of businesses _ pharmaceutical companies, banks and now a computer-chip and waste management company _ have come aboard.

"We talked to a lot of people before we made the jump, and the one thing that we heard was, `Don't do this just to do it. If you're going to do it, do it right and get your money's worth,'" said Dave Duncan, sponsorship marketing manager for Texas Instruments.

TI's goal is to parlay a multiyear agreement with Hall of Fame Racing _ owned by Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman _ into more sales of high-definition TVs stocked with the company's digital light-processing technology.

"When you look at who's buying HDTV, it's sports fans," Duncan said. "NFL fans No. 1, NASCAR No. 2. But you can't put your brand on an NFL uniform."

It costs a company $15 million to $20 million in rights fees to be a primary Nextel Cup sponsor, said William Chipps, senior editor for the IEG Sponsorship Report, which has tracked NASCAR sponsors for two decades. For that business to market its team and product _ marrying the two with promotions _ means investing an additional $15 million to $20 million. Sometimes, marketing costs are double the rights fee.

Such prices lead to a growing trend in NASCAR's series: car pooling. Trading time on the car's hood makes for a more affordable sponsorship, especially for businesses that want to see results before splurging full-bore.

This year, Little Debbie and the U.S. Air Force will share the No. 21 car. Lone Star Steakhouse will trade off with Coors Light on David Stremme's No. 40 Dodge.

Big investment dollars have led to another trend spotted by IEG. More than ever, companies are keeping score off the track. They're watching souvenir sales, tracking regional sales and paying closer attention to what's said and written about their teams.

They also watch what goes on with drivers. After Tony Stewart won the Pepsi 400 and the New England 300 last summer and climbed outer track fencing to be closer to fans, primary sponsor Home Depot traded on the celebration. The promotion: "Hey Tony, We've Got Ladders."

"Five or 10 years ago, companies kind of threw money at these teams and hoped for the best," Chipps said. "Nowadays, return on investment or return on objective is paramount. They're determining more and more criteria to determine whether they're getting the bang for their buck."

Aero Exhaust, a seven-year-old company based in Salt Lake City, already is convinced it's getting the bang. The Nextel season doesn't start until Sunday, but the company is experiencing "triple-digit" sales growth in the first quarter of 2006.

After sponsoring a car in two lower NASCAR divisions, it bought into NASCAR big-time for 2006. The company is Wimmer's multiyear primary sponsor, and it also paid to become NASCAR's official muffler and for a new company spokesman, recently retired driver Rusty Wallace.

Still, shelling out big bucks for a shiny stock car wasn't an automatic go for Aero's board.

"More than anything it was convincing them and the (200) shareholders that NASCAR could bring the brand loyalty and name recognition that it does," Aero Exhaust CEO Bryan Hunsaker said. "It was educating them ... particularly the bean-counters. They didn't understand what kind of credibility this could bring."

Wait a few months, then ask Little Debbie.


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FCCN (shell) R/M into Aero Exhaust (Possibly next week.) 13 years 1 month ago #1202

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Shell is cleaned up and ready for scheduled merger with AERO at the end of June '07
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FCCN (shell) R/M into Aero Exhaust (Possibly next week.) 13 years 6 months ago #1126

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how high could the pps of this stock go to after the news?
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FCCN (shell) R/M into Aero Exhaust (Possibly next week.) 13 years 6 months ago #1124

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Franchise Capital Corporation Announces Preliminary Agreement With Aero Exhaust, a World Leader in Automotive Exhaust Technology and NASCAR Performance Partner

Share Structure: 72 Million O/S, 53 Million Float.

Last Update: 9:14 AM ET Dec 12, 2006

TEMECULA, CA, Dec 12, 2006 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Franchise Capital Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FCCN) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Aero Exhaust, Inc., a leader in performance exhaust airflow technology, under which Franchise Capital Corporation would acquire all of Aero Exhaust's issued and outstanding shares.
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.
Aero Exhaust is the world leader in performance exhaust airflow technology, manufacturing and distributing the most technologically advanced muffler on the market. The Aero Turbine and Turbine XL muffler lines consist of several different universal styles that fit nearly every car, truck or sports utility vehicle on the road and significantly improve fuel economy, engine horsepower and torque. A third line, called the Stealth, is an economy line of additional styles that service the everyday consumer looking for an inexpensive replacement product.

Aero Exhaust was formed in 1999 in order to develop an idea for a new type of vehicle exhaust. The company has evolved from a research and development company to a global manufacturing and distribution organization with the most technologically advanced muffler in the world today. In January 2006, Aero Exhaust entered into an exclusive agreement with NASCAR for its high performance muffler line to join the NASCAR Performance licensing program. The company was also successful in gaining the support of NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace.
"Our NASCAR and Rusty Wallace associations are an integral part of our company and will bring a tremendous value to the FCCN organization," stated Bryan Hunsaker, CEO of Aero Exhaust.

In addition to its NASCAR relationship, Aero Exhaust has been issued patents in both the United States and Australia on its innovations and product developments in the exhaust industry and has a number of patents pending.
"Aero Exhaust is exactly the type of company that Franchise Capital Corporation has targeted to acquire," stated chief executive officer Steven R. Peacock. "Not only has Aero developed technologically innovative products, superior to its competition, but there is a highly effective management team in place, its products are already available worldwide through a number of retail outlets, and the company is well-positioned for significant long-term growth."
"With access to additional resources, we believe that Aero Exhaust is the type of company that will provide a solid return on investment (ROI) for Franchise Capital's shareholders. We are pleased to have signed this letter of intent, and we expect to reach a definitive agreement in the very near future, so we can move forward with this acquisition," added Mr. Peacock.

To sign up to receive information by email directly from Franchise Capital Corporation whenever new press releases, investor newsletters, SEC filings, and other written material are issued, please visit

About Aero Exhaust:
Aero Exhaust is the 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. Additional information Aero Exhaust's products, race team, and motorsports ventures can be found on its corporate web site,

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/A for fiscal year 2005 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Gemini Financial Communications, Inc. A. Beyer 951-587-8072 Contact via
SOURCE: Franchise Capital Corp.
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