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RAND CAM/DIRECT CHARGE ENGINE SUCCESSFULLY FIRES UP

 MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Reg Technologies Inc. (Vancouver: RRE; OTC Bulletin Board: REGRF) is pleased to announce that the Rand Cam/Direct Charge engine successfully fired and sustained combustion during several two- to three-minute test runs conducted at the Center for Industrial Research Applications (CIRA) at West Virginia University.
 According to CIRA's engineering team, the combustion appeared smooth and responded to throttle and fuel changes. The tests were followed by an immediate disassembly of the engine for inspection.
 No abnormal wear or component failure was observed.
 The future plan of CIRA is to continue on a series of planned experiments to verify the vane and rotor design, a series of seal designs and the basic performance characteristics of the engine. Additional tests will be carried out over the next few weeks and news will be released as it is received by the company.
 A recent report by engine specialists, Adiabatics Inc. of Indiana, says the Rand Cam engine will rival all currently known engines including the Wankel rotary engine and the latest military diesel engine technology. The company compared the Rand Cam engine with all currently known engines in "best in class" categories. Their findings are as follows:
 1) Compactness - For the same diameter and length the Rand Cam/Direct Charge engine will deliver two to three times the power of a Wankel type rotary engine.
 2) Multifuel - A true diesel engine configuration of the Rand Cam/Direct Charge engine with a compression ratio exceeding 20:1 will exceed the multifuel capability of the latest military diesel engine technology which has a lower compression ratio.
 3) Simplicity - The lack of a set of timing gears and no rotor bearing makes the engine simpler with fewer parts than a Wankel engine.
 4) Reliability - The low number of key parts will enable the engine to achieve a higher level of reliability than the Wankel engine which is without a doubt the most reliable high output engine today.
 5) Weight - The weight advantage is predicted to be at least 50 percent compared with a Wankel engine. This advantage is all important for aircraft, many marine applications and all portable and hand-carried machines.
 6) Emissions - The exhaust emissions are expected to be better than the best diesel engines and much better than the Wankel engine.
 7) Vibrations - The engine should be virtually free of vibrations and much lower than even the Wankel engine.
 8) Noise - The low vibration levels will virtually assure low levels of generated noise transmitted to other structures in the application in which the engine is being used.
 The Rand Cam/Direct Charge engine is a unique rotary engine with a power-to-weight ratio of one horsepower for every three-quarters of a pound of engine weight. The engine will deliver high horsepower at low rpm's (1,500) with a smooth, even and vibration-free performance. The only moving parts of this engine are six vanes and a rotor.
 Reg Technologies believes that the successful firing of the prototype is a major milestone in the development of the Rand Cam/Direct Charge engine and should attract major financings and interested customers.
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 /CONTACT: John Robertson of Reg Technologies, (U.S.) 1-800-661-6465 or 604-278-4455; or Investor Relations at Tandem Capital Inc., (U.S.) 1-800-831-2956/
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