OCTANE is the newest, premium automotive event in Indianapolis, hosted in a the world-class First Wing Jet Center at the Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville. Join automotive enthusiasts, collectors, and business and civic leaders from Hamilton and surrounding counties as we celebrate an unmatched collection of wings and wheels that will engage and delight.

But that’s not all, OCTANE will feature an incredible array of food from some of the most recognized local restaurants and chefs, and open bar featuring specialty drinks from the best, premium brands, incredible flight and racing simulators that will transport you onto the race track or into the sky, and unique opportunity to bid on an incredible collection of experiences during our live auction… all in support of children with life-threatening and life-altering illnesses and conditions from across Indiana through the fantastic work of of Colby & Cate’s Charities.



OCTANE features an unmatched collection of nearly fifty performance automobiles and fine aircraft hosted at the beautiful and spacious First Wing Aviation facility. Each of the collector cars, enthusiasts planes and business jets will delight as guests get an up-close and personal experience with each of these incredible machines.

Further, guests will pit their best lap times against those of professional drivers in the Race Craft 1 driver’s simulator shootout . Moreover, don’t miss flying through the skies in a commercial flight simulator will not disappoint.

And, that’s only the beginning. Incredible musicians, amazing specialty drinks, food from the most recognized resturants and chefs Hamilton, and surrounding counties, has to offer. In all, an incredible evening hosted in a fantastic and unique venue.



The OCTANE team has assembled an incredible array of live auction items that will be featured at this year’s event. Get ready, because the the locations, activities and unique experiences have been carefully curated to engage and delight. You won’t want to miss this special collection of trips that will support the important work of Colby & Cate’s Charities.



OCTANE delivers an unmatched experience to each and every guest. From our unique valet service, to your entry into the Celebration Hangar filled with local restaurants, merchants and music, to the nearly fifty fine automobiles and aircraft that will adorn the tarmac, your time at The Hangar Celebration for Hope will provide an endless series that will delight… and, you’ll will be recounting your experience with your friends and neighbors all Summer.  

Each participate will enjoy exclusive access to the expansive facility throughout the evening as they browse through decades of automotive and aeronautical excellence, appreciate some of the finest musicians in the city, and induldge in the exceptional culinary offerings of some of the most recognized chefs in Hamilton County, all against the background of the beautiful First Wing Jet Center.



OCTANE builds awareness around children’s health issues, and more importantly hope, by aligning the awareness and the resources of automotive enthusiasts, business leaders, local personalities and the broader Hamilton County community in supporting the incredible work of Colby & Cate’s Charities.  Colby & Cate’s Charities, a local non-profit organization, is focused on exceptional group experiences for Hoosier children that have been diagnosed with life-threatening or life-altering illnesses and conditions.

In 2002, in lieu of a traditional birthday party, Colby Lutz held his first benefit for the children at Riley Hospital for Children.   Making Ordinary, Extraordinary.

Since then, Colby & Cate’s Charities fundraising events have raised nearly $750,000. The funds they raise are invested in innovative and unique group experiences and activities which allow children to forge relationships with other brave children courageously battling similar conditions.


OCTANE participants will enjoy atmosphere of relaxed sophistication and celebration, within a unique environment for pairing a discerning audience and distinct, local and national sponsors.  Guests will include a variety of automotive enthusiasts, business and community leaders, and local personalities recognizing and supporting the work of local charities.  Sponsors will host their VIP and Premier Guests in a series of lounges throughout the facility and engage guests with a distinct and relevant product and service offerings.



Support for OCTANE comes from a wide variety of national, regional and local organizations that support a variety of aspects of our event each year. From Premium Sponsors to Silent Auction Sponsors, this event offers a unique opportunity to forge new relationships and extend old ones with automotive collectors, enthusiasts and the community at-large.

We have a dedicated team that is ready to help you better understand our event and audience, and ready to partner with you to meet your marketing objectives with a broad array of sponsorship opportunities.