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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.


Fernald Preserve Visitor Center Tour
Saturday, April 20

We'll start of the day at 11:30AM for a leisurely lunch at the Market Street Grill, 205 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, OH. After lunch we'll travel to the Fernald Preserve Visitor Center, 7400 Willey Rd, Harrison, OH for a 2:00PM guided tour of the Visitor Center's Historic Exhibits.

Overnight Excursion to Auburn Indiana
Thursday, May 9 - Saturday, May 11

Please join us for an overnight trip to historic Auburn Indiana in May. Among the attractions in Auburn are the Auburn-Cord-Duesenburg Museum, the National Auto & Truck Museum and the Early Ford V8 Museum.

Model T Museum - March 23, 2024 We had a great time touring the Model T Ford Club of America Museum in Richmond, Indiana where we learned about the history, lore, and skills needed to maintain the car that put the world on wheels. Click Here for Photos

Rumpke Recycling Tour - March 27, 2024 We learned what happens to our recycling items after Rumpke picks them up during our tour of the Rumpke Recycling Facility in Cincinnati's St. Bernard neighborhood. The facility serves 4.5 million people and has the capability of processing more than 55 tons of recycling per hour. Click Here for Photos

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Two Fun Activities in March: Model T Museum & Rumpke Recycling

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