Autodromo Group B watches
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Here’s a Letragraphica sheet with the complete original glyph set. There are alternates for ijlqvw. I suppose the B-like glyph in the last like (next to £) is the German ß. There’s no single-storey g, but several digital interpretations of Traffic and similar 1980s faces use a shape similar to the one seen in the Group B logo, see e.g. BD Varicolor or HFF Code Deco.
Scan: Mini Graff
I kind of wonder if the designer just drew all the letterforms based off of what they had to go on in the Peugeot application (they used the font on the Rallye as well) and didn’t refer back to the complete font. It’s plausible!— Supcat @ Laperopter Corporation (@supcat) January 6, 2020
This sounds indeed plausible, considering that Peugeot didn’t use Traffic out of the box either, but modified the letterforms to be more robust. Most strikingly, the r got a beefier hairline, just like in Autodromo’s homage.
Here’s Autodromo wordmark for Evoluzione, the second series (?) of Group B watches from 2016. The forms for e, v, or z don’t match the Traffic typeface, supporting the theory that their use is derived from the Peugeot lettering.