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2023 OVEB Meeting and Event Schedule

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Saturday
January 28th
2023 OVEB Planning Meeting
We enjoyed a nice working lunch at Bennett's Publical Family Sports Grill in Miamisburg while conducting our annual planning meeting. While enjoying good food and the fellowship T-Bird friends, we discussed and selected an official calendar of club activites for 2023.
Pictures of event
Saturday
February 25th
Wheels of Time Museum - 10:30AM
The Wheels of Time Museum is located at 179 W. Crescentville Rd in Springdale Ohio. Exhibits include an 1830's house, vintage cars, antique telephone equipment and vintage gas pumps. Following our visit to the museum, we will have lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Organized By: Jeff C.
To let Jeff C. know you will be coming Click Here.

For more information about the Wheels of Time Museum Click Here.
Saturday
March 25th
Fernald Preserve Visitors Center - Hamilton, OH
The Fernald Preserve Visitors Center is located at 7400 Willey Road, Hamilton, OH. The center commemorates the rich and varied history of the Fernald site. The visitors center offers a series of exhibits focused on the Cold War uranium metals production industry, the subsequent environmental cleanup and today's ongoing legacy management. The site's uranium production and environmental cleanup eras are placed within a broad historical perspective, acknowledging geologic history and the indigenous American Indians and Euro-American settlers who lived on the land. A seven-mile network of trails meanders through the Fernald Preserve. The trails range in length and difficulty. Admission to the visitors center is free.
Organized By: Pat B.
To let Pat B. know you will be coming Click Here.

For more information about the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center Click Here.
Friday
April 21st
Richardson Private Automobile Collection Tour
Please note: THIS ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE ON A FRIDAY.
This is a rare opportunity to see one of the largest private auto collections in the Midwest. We'll start the day by viewing fully restored and rare automobiles located in Blue Ash, Ohio. After lunch, we'll travel to Washington Courthouse to view additional automobiles, motorcycles and boats in the collection. We'll also tour the onsite restoration facility. Click the link below to send your RSVP to Gary D.. Please indicate on the RSVP form whether you plan to visit both facilities or just the Blue Ash or the Washington Courthouse location. Additional details will be provided later.
Organized By: Gary D.
To let Gary D. know you will be coming Click Here.
Friday - Saturday
May 19th - 21st
Lexington, KY Weekend Excursion
Please join us on a scenic tour of the Lexington, KY area. The exact schedule has not been finalized, but potential attractions include the KY Horse Park, the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, etc. Check back for more details soon.
Organized By: Carol P.
Saturday
June 10th
LaComedia Dinner Theatre - Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville.
This fun and laid-back musical featuring the most loved hits from Jimmy Buffett encourages audiences to sit back, relax and remember that "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere." The LaComedia Dinner Theatre is located at 765 W Central Ave, Springboro, OH. The OVEB has reserved a group of tables directly in front of the stage. We'll enjoy dinner in the theatre before the show.
Organized By: Bill S.
To let Bill S. know you will be coming Click Here.

For more information about the LaComedia Dinner Theatre Click Here.
Saturday
June 17th
Joint Picnic with EBOH and Other Car Clubs at Lime Rock Farm - Milroy Indiana
The Columbe family has been hosting a huge picnic for multiple car clubs on their Lime Rock Farm in Rush County, Indiana for over twelve years. The Ohio Valley Early Birds have been invited to join the Early Birds of Hoosierland at this year's picnic. Other groups include: the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club, the Cadillac & LaSalle Club, the Indiana Region of the Classic Car Club of America, the Professional Car Society of Indiana, the Hoosier/Kentucky Racing Region of the Rolls Royce & Bentley Owners Club & the Vintage Thunderbird Club of Indiana.

Boxed lunches can be ordered in advance or guests are welcome to bring their own picnic food. In addition to admiring the scores of fine automobiles at the event, guests are also welcome to swim in the pool, fish in the lake or explore the property. The address for Columbe's Lime Rock Farm is 6722 W 900 S, Milroy, IN 46156. It is located just minutes from the historic Moscow covered bridge and about 75 minutes from Cincinnati.
Organized By: Brad
To let Brad know you will be coming Click Here.
Saturday
July 29th
Northern KY Bourbon Driving Tour
Join us for a scenic driving tour through Northern Kentucky with stops along the way to visit some of the distilleries in the area. Even if you are not a big fan of Bourbon, come along for the ride. We'll have more specific information in the future.
Organized By: Gary1 & Bob H.
To let Gary1 & Bob H. know you will be coming Click Here.
Friday
August 11th
Cabana on the River
Please note: THIS ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE ON A FRIDAY.
We'll gather at the popular Cabana on the River for an informal lunch. This will provide an excellent opportunity for those members attending the Thunderbird Reunion in Dearborn discuss the caravan route, potential attractions and other details in advance of the trip. The Cabana is located at 7445 Forbes Road, Cincinnati, OH.
Organized By: Bill C.
To let Bill C. know you will be coming Click Here.

For more information about the Cabana on the River Click Here.
Tuesday - Sunday
August 22nd - 27th
International Thunderbird Club 2023 Thunderbird Reunion - Dearborn, Michigan
The International Thunderbird Club (ITC) sponsored "Thunderbird Reunion" is an event you will not want to miss! Members of ALL Thunderbird clubs and ALL years of Thunderbirds are welcome. This will be a unique opportunity to show off your T-Bird among numerous T-Birds from around the country. Ford Motor Company representatives are looking forward to seeing a record-breaking number of Thunderbirds in front of Ford World Headquarters.

The ITC-sponsored Welcome Party at the DoubleTree Hotel on Wednesday, August 23rd includes a full buffet meal. On Saturday, August 26th there will be a Ford Headquarters T-Bird show. On Saturday evening, ITC will host a banquet at the DoubleTree Hotel. During the remainder of the week, everyone is encouraged to explore the many automotive-related sites in the greater Detroit area. Many of these attractions are listed on page two of the registration form. Please download a registration form using the link below.

The host hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit-Dearborn, 5801 Southfield Freeway, Detroit, MI. (313) 336-3340. The special T-Bird Reunion rate is $139 per night and includes a full buffet breakfast. You can book your discounted room(s) online using the link below. If you book your room by phone, be sure to mention "Thunderbird Reunion" in order to receive the event discount. Everyone is encouraged to make hotel reservations ASAP since it is anticipated the hotel will be sold out. You have up until August 19, 2023 to cancel with no charge.

Organized By: Brad
To let Brad know you will be coming Click Here.

For event flyer Click Here.
For registration form Click Here.
To book a room at the convention rate Click Here.
Saturday
September 9th
Green County Covered Bridges Tour
The 50 mile route from Xenia to Yellow Springs features five covered bridges. The two hour tour will conclude in Yellow Springs, OH, where we will stop for dinner and top it off with some ice cream at Young’s Jersey Dairy. Additional details to follow.
Organized By: Cathy B.
To let Cathy B. know you will be coming Click Here.
Saturday
October 7th
Cincinnati Underground Brewing History Tour
Dig deep into Cincinnati's past as you stroll through Over-the-Rhine, home to America's largest collection of 19th century historic buildings. Then explore some underground tunnels vital to Cincinnati's brewery heritage.
Organized By: Irv. Z.
To let Irv. Z. know you will be coming Click Here.

For more information about the Cincinnati Historical Tours Click Here.
Saturday
November 4th
National Museum of the US Air Force - Dayton Ohio
Since 1923, the National Museum of the US Air Force has grown from a small collection to the world's largest military aviation museum. It is a world-renowned center for air and space power technology and culture preservation. The museum is home to countless one-of-a-kind objects. The once small engine collection now includes more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles, thousands of artifacts, and spans 20 indoor acres with additional outdoor air and memorial parks that continue to grow every year. The museum is located at 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45433.
Organized By: Pam S.
To let Pam S. know you will be coming Click Here.

For more information about the Air Force Museum Click Here.
Saturday
December 2nd
OVEB Holiday Party - Mason Ohio
The annual OVEB Christmas party returns to the Clubhouse at Heritage Pointe for 2023. The address is 3972 Heritage Pointe Blvd., Mason OH 45040. Stay tuned for further details.
Organized By: Gail C. & Gayle C.

Other Events of Interest

Sunday
October 8th
Spring Grove Cemetery Car Show
Spring Grove hosts one the largest car shows in the area. Models 1995 and older are welcome. There is no entry fee for spectators, but everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the FreeStore Food Bank. Concessions will be available to purchase and mini tram tours will be available throughout the event. If you are attending as a spectator, there is no need to register. If you are bringing a car to show, you can register online beginning September 9th at NOON. The show will be held at the Spring Grove Funeral Home main location. The address is: 4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223.

For more information and to register to show a car at the Spring Grove Car Show Click Here.
Wednesday - Sunday
October 25th - 29th
CTCI Southeast Region 4 Touring Convention - October 25-29, 2023 - The Villages, FL
The Central Florida Classic Thunderbird Club (CFCTB) invites all CTCI members to "Florida's Friendliest Home Town" for the 2023 regional convention in The Villages. The host venue is the Brownwood Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. Adjacent to the hotel is the Brownwood Paddock Square. Planned events include nightly cruises through the Villages, dinner at a Wolfgang Puck restaurant and free live entertainment. Planned driving and coach tours include a visit to Ocala, Florida to visit the National Parts Depot collection of 200+ classic cars, The Don Garlit's Museum of Drag Racing and Early Ford collection and the Burnz Motors collection of fabulous resto rods. Interested CTCI members are encouraged to submit a completed preregistration form along with a $50 deposit. For more information, please view the pre-registration form.
To book your room for the event call the hotel at 352.626.1246, press 1 for reservations. Just tell them you wish to book a room with the Classic Thunderbird Club Convention.

To book a room at the convention rate Click Here.
For the preregistration formClick Here.

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