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.
Tea or Beer Lunch on November 6
Next up on our calendar is lunch at the Heritage Tea Room/50 West Brewing Company. This outing offers something for everyone. You can enjoy "Tea at the Heritage Tea Room" or a more down to earth lunch at the Fifty West Brewing Company's burger bar located directly across the street. Those who opt for the Tea will have a 5 course tea sitting which includes finger sandwiches, scones, fruit and cheese plate, soup, salad, quiche, and dessert. Those who choose lunch at Fifty West can enjoy award-winning craft draft beers, burgers & small bites in casual setting.
To see the flyer for this event Click Here.
Spring Grove Cemetery Car Show - October 10
We had a nice turnout and perfect weather for the annual Spring Grove Cemetery Cruise-in/Car Show. It was great to see so many members' cars on display. It really is a beautiful venue for a car show.
To see the photos from this event Click Here.