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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.


Carillon Brewing Company:
We had a great turnout on Saturday, October 17 for our lunch at the Carillon Brewing Company in Dayton. The crisp fall weather also brought out a nice collection of classic T-Birds.
Click here to view photos from this event

OVEB Christmas Party - CANCELLED
Due to the expanding pandemic, we have cancelled our annual Christmas party scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at Bennett's Publical in Miamisburg, Ohio.

CTCI 2020 & 2021 International Conventions CANCELLED
The 2020 CTCI International Convention in Sarasota, Florida, originally slated for May 4-9, 2020 and later rescheduled for April 20-24, 2021 have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There will be NO CTCI conventions in 2020 or 2021. CTCI will announce plans for future conventions when they deem it is safe for members to participate.
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