Josh Rehm: 1978 – 2006

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Monday, March 06, 2006 Funeral arrangements below…

It is with utter, unbelievable sadness that we tell the entire Skip Barber extended family that we’ve lost Josh Rehm, one of our beloved instructors, to a highway accident in Wisconsin on Sunday, March 5. A teenage driver of a pickup truck lost control traveling westbound on Federal Route 18-151, just west of Madison. The pickup shot across into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with Josh’s WRX.

Josh was a great driver (Bruce MacInnes’ write up on Josh from the Three-Day school that he took when he was fifteen: “Something special here…”), but much more than that, he was a great guy. As fellow instructor Nick Longhi put it, ‘‘He was a bright, honest kid who had a lot of friends who will miss him very, very much.’’

Nick further writes: ‘‘He was a two time Formula Dodge champion, and eventually a Skippy instructor who was genetically unable to not call out jackasses. That’s at least part of what kept him from going beyond the stage of testing in Atlantic and Indy Lights, but also what gave him the balls to start up and push Detroit Coffee, which to the amazement of many is getting some real traction. He got the odd DP or GT ride recently, and partied with Tommy Lee at the Sundance Film Festival. Appropriately, his last Skip Barber race was a Lime Rock Park Memorial last summer – which he won…’’

Skip Barber Racing extends its deepest condolences to his family and friends. Goodbye, Josh, we’ll see you on heaven’s podium…

The funeral and service arrangements…

The wake will be held on Friday (3/10/06) from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at:

Bartlett-Garrity Funeral Home
338 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Tel: (508) 746-3456

The services will be held on Saturday (3/11/06) at 10:00am at:

The Church of the Pilgrimage
8 Town Square
Plymouth, MA 02360
Tel: (508) 746-3026

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1978 – 2006

The Rehm family is creating a fund in Josh’s name to benefit the Plymouth North High School Robotics team, of which Josh was an integral member in high school.

In lieu of flowers or food, Josh’s family is asking that people make a donation to the fund.

Details will follow shortly.

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