News

Serious need for ‘Speed’

Serious need for ‘Speed’

NEED FOR 'SPEED:'Ryan Beitz has an interesting hobby. Photo: YouTube

If you ever thought your hobby was a pointless waste of time, the World Speed Project will make you feel better.

Ryan Beitz, the self-described “chairman” of the project, has collected more than 500 VHS copies of the 1994 hit “Speed,” and wants to get his hands on every available copy in the world.

The effort to collect every copy of the film, which starred Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, and grossed $121 million, is a “goal compulsively conceived in the winter of 2007-2008,” according to the project’s Facebook page.

And if you don’t have a copy of “Speed” to spare, you can donate to Beitz’s Kickstarter campaign. He hopes to raise enough funds to turn his van into a replica of the bus from the movie.

Recent Headlines

in Local

City Council Candidates Propose Pillsbury Solution

Fresh
4-1-15 Pillsbury

The two candidates for Ward Four alderman in Springfield disagree on how important it is to do something with the former Pillsbury plant.

in Local

Springfield Aldermen Avoid Pension Fix

Fresh
3-31-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council has essentially punted on eliminating a city retirement incentive that allows unused vacation and sick time to be counted toward their pension contribution.

in Local

Girl Found, Jail Escapee Still Wanted

Updated
jail

A 15-year-old girl who was thought to be with a man who escaped from a Kankakee jail Wednesday morning after allegedly beating a jailer has been found.

in Local

Davis Visits Clinton Power Plant, Talks Gifford Tornado

Updated
nuclear_plant

The nuclear power plant at Clinton is an important economic engine for Downstate Illinois, says U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

in Local

Illinois: 2,000 Legal for Medical Marijuana

marijuana

There are now officially 2,000 people in Illinois who will be allowed to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.