For three years in a row (1974 to 1976)the AAR team participated in the highly competitive newly created Formula 5000 road racing series. AAR built 6 spectacular looking prototypes(3 versions) equipped with 5000cc Chevrolet V-8 engines. Drivers competing for our team: Elliott Forbes Robinson II, Brett Lunger, Vern Schuppan and future Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt. They competed against Brian Redman, Mario Andretti, Al Unser, David Hobbs and the rest of the road racing elite of the day. Brett Lunger won one event at Ontario, California, and all AAR drivers brought home various podium finishes, most notably Vern Schuppan who was second in the inaugural Long Beach Grand Prix, a Formula 5000 event in 1975.