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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.

 

Notes:

UPCOMING EVENT - Weekend Trip to Coshocton, OH
Friday - Sunday, August 19th - 21st

Please join us for a fun-filled return to Coshocton, Ohio. For details and Hotel information please see our Schedule Page.

RECENT EVENT - Ohio River Scenic Driving Tour
Our first stop on this scenic Ohio River drive was the World's Only Cardboard Boat Racing Museum in New Richmond, Ohio. The museum contains many examples of the entries that survived the annual New Richmond International Cardboard Boat Regatta.
After lunch, we briefly visited the Ohio River Lock 32 Museum in Chilo and then headed to the John Rankin House Museum in Ripley, Ohio (one of the original stops on the Underground Railroad) for an in depth tour of the home to Presbyterian abolitionist John Rankin.
Our final destination was the nearby Meranda-Nixon Winery where we enjoyed dinner and the fine Meranda-Nixon wine. To see pictures of the event click here.

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Birds at the Miranda-Nixon Winery.

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