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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.


Model T Museum, Richmond, Indiana
Saturday, March 23

Please join us on Saturday, March 23 at 11:00AM for a visit to the Model T Museum in Richmond, Indiana. The museum consists of two buildings containing nine exhibitions and over 40 vehicles. Besides the main museum, a second building recreates a Ford Agency (dealership) where you can walk back in time to see a working 1920s repair and mechanic shop.

Tour of Rumpke Recycling Center, St. Bernard, OH
Wednesday, March 27

Our SECOND March activity, an informative tour of the Rumpke Recycling Facility in Cincinnati's St. Bernard neighborhood, takes place on March 27 at 11:30AM. Please note that this activity falls on a WEDNESDAY because that is the only day that Rumpke offers this very popular tour.

February Luncheon - January 13, 2024 23 members turned out on a crisp, clear February day for an enjoyable lunch at BJ's Brewhouse at Rookwood. For photos of the meeting, CLICK HERE.

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23 Members Enjoyed lunch at BJ's Brewhouse

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