BMW CCA members who have attended the Rolex 24 At Daytona and visited the club’s hospitality area will recognize motorsport artist Roger Warrick. For a number of years, Warrick has done a live painting in the club’s pit-road patio hospitality area to raise money for the Austin Hatcher Foundation. Warrick paints a unique BMW-themed racing portrait each year and then does a live on-site auction to raise money. The painting has become a staple of the event for members, and it’s amazing to see in-person.—Chris Hennecy
Marshall Pruett has organized a GoFundMe campaign to support Roger Warrick in a time of need: Warrick’s wife is suffering from a medical condition resulting in her being unable to work. “Motor-racing artist Roger Warrick and his wife, Whitney, have reached the end of their savings after a medical condition recently struck Whitney that makes it impossible for her to work as she seeks treatment,” says Pruett.
“Left with one income rather than two, the Warricks face the need to sell their home and other key possessions to cover their mounting house and medical bills. Whitney, a military veteran, and Roger are accustomed to working tirelessly to support themselves—but for once, a helping hand is truly needed.
“Roger is also among the most giving members of the racing community, helping to raise tens of thousands of dollars over the years through donating his art and cartoons to various charities for auction at IndyCar and IMSA events. So if you can, please help us to give back and pull the Warricks out of financial despair and provide the security they need as Whitney fights through her illness.”