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Featherlite Named Official Trailer

FEATHERLITE THE OFFICIAL TRAILER AND LUXURY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ed Nicholls (813) 877-4672 or Featherlite 1-800-800-1230 CRESCO, IA. (May 23, 1997) -- Featherlite Mfg., Inc., an innovative leader in designing, manufacturing and...

FEATHERLITE THE OFFICIAL TRAILER AND LUXURY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ed Nicholls (813) 877-4672 or Featherlite 1-800-800-1230

CRESCO, IA. (May 23, 1997) -- Featherlite Mfg., Inc., an innovative leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing high quality aluminum specialty trailers and its luxury motorcoach division, Vantare by Featherlite, have been named the official trailer and motorcoach of Professional SportsCar Racing (SportsCar).

Featherlite trailers have a reputation for high quality based on the company's experience building race car transporters and car trailers for top professional racing teams, while Vantare motorcoaches have a reputation for quality and refinement based on the company's previous experience building luxury yachts.

Featherlite trailers and Vantare motorcoaches lead the industry in their respective product categories, said Conrad Clement, Featherlite president Featherlite's partnership with Professional SportsCar Racing is a natural tie. Many of our customers enjoy participating in sports car racing. In fact, several Featherlite and Vantare customers currently participate in events sanctioned by SportsCar.

Featherlite's high grade aluminum and innovative features have made its race car transporters, car trailers, vending trailers and other specialty trailers the overwhelming choice of top professional auto racing teams. Vantare motorcoaches utilize marine and aircraft techniques for weight reduction and distribution, thermal and sound insulation and user-friendly instrumentation to provide a luxury motorcoach of unparalleled quality and performance.

As motorsports continues to grow and attract corporate sponsors, the luxury motorcoach market has gravitated to the sport.

Featherlite's partnership with various motorsports sanctioning bodies has been very instrumental in the growth of Featherlite over the past several years, Clement said. We are very honored to have our Vantare Luxury Coach Division and Featherlite trailers designated as the official trailer and luxury coach of SportsCar.

Featherlite trailers and Vantare coaches will be on display at many SportsCar races. The drivers, teams and fans can expect top quality products and service which our existing race customers are accustomed to on Featherlite race car transporters and specialty trailers and Vantare coaches.

Headquartered in Cresco, Iowa, Featherlite Mfg., Inc. (NASDAQ/NMS:FTHR) is an innovative leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing high quality aluminum specialty trailers and luxury motorcoaches. The company offers diversified product lines, with more than 400 custom and standard model specialty trailers, through a network of more than 240 full-line and more than 600 limited-line dealers in the United States and Canada.

These product lines focus on the growing entertainment and leisure markets, such as snowmobile, motorcycle, ATV and personal watercraft trailers, car trailers and race car transporters. Featherlite is also a leading manufacturer of horse and livestock trailers and has a strong presence in utility, cargo and specialty drop frame van trailer markets.

In addition to aluminum Featherlite brand trailers, Featherlite markets composite steel frame and aluminum skin trailers under the Featherlite-STL and Diamond brand names. The company also produces luxury motorcoaches, which are marketed under the trade name Vantare by Featherlite.

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