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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.



2021 Events
Due to continuing uncertainty over the Coronavirus we have decided not to schedule our 2021 OVEB planning meeting in person. We have also decided to not schedule a February or March Event. When we come to a decision about how we will conduct our planning for the 2021 schedule we will notify our members and post the details on our Schedule Page.

We had tentatively planned to have our first outing of 2021 at the 43rd annual Sharonville Car Show on the last weekend in April. As of January 12th the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce has decided to postpone the show until sometime in the summer of 2021. For more information, Click Here to go to the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce website.

CTCI 2020 & 2021 International Conventions CANCELLED
The CTCI International Convention in Sarasota, Florida, has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There will be NO CTCI International Convention in Florida in 2021. CTCI has been looking at alternative venues and types of conventions and will announce plans for future conventions when they deem it is safe for members to participate.
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