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.
UPCOMING EVENT - The Cabana on the River
Saturday, June 18 at 4PM - Please Note New Location!
Please join us for a fun dinner at The Cabana on the River in Cincinnati's Sayler Park neighborbood. We always have a great time at this popular open air (but covered) eating and drinking establishment on the banks of the Ohio River.
Note: Dinner at the Cabana on the River replaces the previously announced joint OVEB/EBOH picnic and car show at Lime Rock Farm. A recent severe windstorm at the farm caused extensive damage which necessitated the cancellation of the event. We hope to return to Lime Rock Farm at a future date.
To RSVP for this event Click Here.
RECENT EVENT - Dayton Aviation History Tour
We had a nice time on Saturday, May 7 exploring the rich aviation heritage of Dayton, Ohio. We visited the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park where we learned much about Wilbur and Orville Wright and their early experiments that led to the development of the airplane. We also toured the restored Wright Cycle Company shop and the Aviation Trail Parachute Museum. After lunch at Flyboys Deli, we toured the Wright family's Hawthorne Hill Mansion.
To see the photos from this event Click Here.