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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.



UPCOMING EVENT - Ohio River Scenic Driving Tour
Saturday, July 17 at 10:15AM

Our first stop on this scenic Ohio River drive is the Cardboard Boat Museum in New Richmond, Ohio. After lunch, we'll visit the Ohio River Lock 32 Museum in Chilo, then head to the John Rankin House Museum in Ripley, Ohio. Built in 1828, it was home to Presbyterian abolitionist John Rankin and was one of the original stops on the Underground Railroad. Our final destination is the nearby Meranda-Nixon Winery where we will enjoy a dinner of filet mignon or salmon paired with a Meranda-Nixon wine.

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RECENT EVENT - The Cabana on the River
We enjoyed a relaxing dinner on Saturday, June 18 at the Cabana on the River. This popular Cincinnati eatery is located on the banks of the Ohio River in Sailer Park.

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