CENTER STAGE> Meeting Team Yellow of Norway

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

As some of you may know, Justin Shreeve and I have been brought out to Norway by brothers Lars and Dag Harlem of Team Yellow to cover the Gatebil Festival held from July 8-10. Justin and I got a chance to come by the shop and meet some of the team and their machines!

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

The Garage is actually inside of a barn in the middle of a farm! It was really cool driving through fields of wheat for about half a mile until we came up to a red barn house perfectly placed on the beautiful hills of Norways countryside!.

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

This onevia here belongs to Karl-Martin. I’ve been told this car has not yet seen a track. As of late, Karl has been hustling to get everything ready before the weekend. “It’s been a very long 14 days,” Karl says. Fitted with D-Max bumpers, fenders, roof and trunk spoilers, this car is easily one of my favorites out here.

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

Part of getting the cars ready for the weekend would be laying down stickers of the ever-generous RockStar sponsors of Team Yellow.

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

After a while, Yellow teammate Fredrik Gustaven showed up with his SR20det powered Toyota Corolla.

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

He was pretty excited to show us his “SuperLover” Badge. He says he was cleaning out the garage of some muscle car enthusiasts when he found it. He couldn’t just throw it away, so he slapped it right onto his Corolla.

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

Amongst 500hp drift machines, Team Yellow has a pretty sweet little pit bike!

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

Having not been started for over a year, and with gas just sitting in it for all that time; it was a little cranky when we tried to get it started. Fredrick was pretty set on waking it from its slumber.

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

Working in such a beautiful setting was such a great pleasure! On one end, you have the green lush farmlands of Norway…

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

…and on the other, you have this wonderful Toyota Mark II! Being 520whp and full BN kitted, Justin and I instantly fell in love with it!

Lars says that your car must have over 500whp if you want to be noticed, otherwise, you’re invisible.

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

From the ground up, this car was build by Dag, and it was his first Pro-Level car.

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

No matter what angle I shot the Mark II from, I seemed to always find Justin’s envious eyes locked on it!

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

Although this car is built and owned by Dag, he will not be driving it out at Gatebil. I hear a special guest driver from out of the country will be piloting her. We’ll find out more about that later. ;)

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

Instead of the Mark II, Dag will be driving his 800whp Toyota Supra!

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

All the necessities are set up right on the passenger side dash.

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

I asked Justin what he thought about all these cars, Norway, and our trip in general. He simply turned around and displayed the Tandem of Die seal of approval!

Team Yellow Norway Gatebil Festival MotorMavens Speedhunters Lars Dag Harlem

Everyone left yesterday with their thoughts set on the happenings of today. I can tell you now, not a soul left the track today who wasn’t completely blown away. More coverage coming soon.

:: Joe Ayala
“Tandem of Die”

MotorMavens Readers' Blog

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16 Responses to “CENTER STAGE> Meeting Team Yellow of Norway”

  1. JDM Rob says:

    that Mark 2 is actually a Chaser

  2. Jorji says:

    Uhm, no, the Mark 2 is a mark 2 :)

    cracking looking cars

  3. JDM Rob says:

    my bad the frount looks so like a jzx100 chaser

  4. Awesome! So that’s how they do things in Norway, huh! Can’t wait to see more from you guys, Joe and Shreeve!

  5. Excellent pics and write up Joe, looking forward to more!

  6. Anders says:

    Dritrått! How cool to suddenly see Norway on international sites like this! :D

  7. June says:

    Nice… Love the coverage Joe & Justin :)

  8. Andreas "The statement" Skaar says:

    “Hey broh” ;)

  9. Uche says:

    Enjoyed this write up guys, really cool. What Nikes are those Justin?

  10. Justin Shreeve says:

    Uche – I would tell you, but they’re stuck in Norway right now in my tripod bag. haha

    Andreas – Thanks, bro. :)

  11. LA says:

    That MarkII is AWESOME… looks like a DAIGO SAITO car. PROPS

  12. Kevin Truong says:

    Bad ass cars man!

  13. Nick says:

    @LA- Thinking the same thing..

    That Mark II looks too much like the ex BN/Saito demo car. Used to be red though. It still has Koguchi Power wing, headlight housing cut outs, and intercooler position. All like Saito’s. Too many people in UK/Europe buying up ex-D1 cars, re-spraying them and calling them “theirs”.

  14. Justin Shreeve says:

    Daigo’s car was definitely an inspiration to Dag’s, but it most certainly isn’t Daigo’s old car. Jus’ sayin’.

  15. Lars H says:

    It is 100% NOT Daigo´s old car. Daigo runs 2JZ engine also, this one is build from scratch here in Norway and runs it original 1JZ engine. Got pictures from the build process if there are some doubters out there :)

  16. de8soul says:

    this mark 2 is zenki..daigo’s one is kouki..

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