We are Chapter #68 of the Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI) with members located primarily in the Dayton and Cincinnati metropolitan areas of Ohio. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the 1955, 1956 or 1957 Classic Thunderbird.
We encourage all of our members to also join CTCI. As a member of CTCI, you will receive the Early Bird, a bi-monthly magazine on Thunderbirding, where you will find valuable help on restoration, maintenance, history, activities and general interest articles all focused on the Classic 1955, 1956 and 1957 T-Birds.
Our club was incorporated in 1976 as the Classic Thunderbird Club of Dayton. In 1996, with the membership expanding to Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, the name was changed to Ohio Valley Early Birds (OVEB).
Club functions are usually held once a month on the weekends at various locations around the tri-state. Our members enjoy a variety of activities and functions throughout the year including car shows, weekend excursions, tours and driving our cars (weather permitting).
If you live in our area, we would love to have you attend one of our functions. It's a great way to get acquainted prior to making the commitment to join. To see a complete list of our activities throughout the year go to our Schedule Page.
We look forward to meeting you and hopefully you will be joining our group of Classic Thunderbird lovers.
September Weekend Excursion
Next up on our calendar is a Auto-Themed Weekend Excursion to Northeastern Ohio.
Join us for this exciting three-day road trip that will begin Friday, September 24th with a visit to Akron, Ohio for a tour of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, the exquisite Tudor Revival estate built in 1912 by Goodyear Tire & Rubber co-founder, Frank Seiberling. On Saturday we will start the day with a tour of the TP Tools Auto Museum which houses over 50 beautifully restored autos, all surrounded by nostalgic decor and exhibits that will take you on a journey of days gone by. Next we will visit the 50 car Barnett car collection. Located about two blocks from the TP Tools museum, this is a rare opportunity to view a private auto collection that very few people get the chance to experience. On Saturday evening we will travel to Charbenal's Winery on the River where we can enjoy their wines and dinner in a private room. Before heading back home on Sunday we will head to The National Packard Museum to see their 23,000 square foot complex that houses a rotating display of original and restored Packard automobiles.
To see the flyer for this event Click Here.
Day in Lebanon, OH
We had beautiful weather on Saturday, August 14th for our special outing to historic Lebanon, Ohio. Twenty-seven members and guests started the day with a one-hour train ride behind an authentic steam locomotive. We then had an enjoyable lunch at the Broadway Barrel House and afterwards we had a tour of the Glendower Historic Mansion and Arboretum.
The picture below shows our member's T-Birds lined up in front of the train.