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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.



Mike Butler Private Auto Collection
On Saturday, May 8th, we had a great turnout for our first outing of 2021, a visit to the private car and truck collection of Mike Butler. We are very grateful to Mr. Butler and our host, Bill Erhman, for sharing this fantastic collection of collectible vehicles with us.

OVEB Annual Picnic
Next up on our calendar is the OVEB Annual picnic. This year it will be held at the home of Cathy and Art in Vandalia, OH. Join us on Saturday, June 26th for good food, good fun and good friends. See our Schedule page for more info.
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