News>> R.i.p. Riceboy Tv

Tonight is Halloween night. While many people spent the night trick-or-treating or braving haunted houses with ghosts, graveyards, cobwebs and RIP signs, there appears to be an all-too-real RIP sign in the ground for our friends at RiceboyTV.com. It hasn't been officially announced yet, but a lot of people in the industry have been talking about it today… and I guess news travels fast!

Just before you think I'm trying to spread bad rumors about other websites, hold your horses… when I heard about it, I called my friends at RBTV right away to see if it was just an ugly rumor. Sadly enough, RBTV head honcho John Naderi confirmed what I had heard, and told me it would be cool to write about it on Speedhunters. Apparently, the downturn in the stock market had a big effect on the people who were funding the project, and now the actual staff behind RBTV are trying to regroup quickly and roll a new project!

So please hit them up at SEMA if you know anyone who has extra dough to invest in Nads, JDM Justin, Rikdaddy, Robleto, and their super dope video shooters, Will Roegge and Yusaku!

Okay it's getting late, and I think there's a party in Hollywood with scantily clad angels, devils, nurses that I need to get to! I'm ghost

-Antonio Alvendia

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1

i think they coudl have choosen a better more professional name instead of riceboytv.. sounds stereotypical to asians imo

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Those folks used to work for Super Street ? (Primedia bought it.....)....they always complained about how shitty their salary was.

Rikdaddy left and started another magazine named "project car tuner" or something like that.

Jung Carter moved to Import Tuner.

....and I think Roel got kicked out or something......

Then there is Jonathan "JDM" Wong, another bright kid.....

Maybe I'm missing the point, but 99% of the time when they worked for Super Street they talked (and still do) about non-car related stuff.

They should start looking into something not-car related.....

Just my .02

3

This is sad news indeed. The economic downfall could also hurt the racers next season as their sponsor may have to cut their budgets.

4

heard about this a few days ago...I thought it was a Marketing thing. Well, its sad. they did do some real sweet video editing. Good luck to you all, and we hope you bring something back as cool and funky.

5

hmm, sad to hear that. but, seeing their names reminds me of super street. very funny, but on the tech side, not very informative. but i still love that old magazine, especially the thick 2003-2004 issues. is it because nads flashes his manswingers too much, that's why the guys who funded them canceled the rbtv? hahaha, i kid. best of luck to nads, rikdaddy and the rest of the rbtv crew.

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Antonio, were you not affiliated with RBTV at some point? I can vaguely recall you taking Yoshioka's interview after his win earlier this year. I guess i could be wrong, but I was left with the impression you were on their crew. I think i've seen you post their stuff on C4AG, even though you rarely ever drop a word there anymore...



In any event - sad news indeed. The only one i've met from the RBTV team was Roegge and he's an awesome guy. Wish them all the best.

7

Sorry to hear about your guys luck. But when you do another startup, for the love of god.... do not call it riceboy or anything boy for that matter. Get your asses out there on the track and get some seat time. The good ideas will come to you. : )

8

wow.. that is sad news. rbtv always comes out to cover our events. good coverage too! i'll keep my eyes open for potential sponsors for rbtv.

9

man i cant believe its shutting down due to the economy, sux. yeah i think it could use a name change but as far as the presentation of the site, i liked it.

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