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2023 OVEB Meeting and Event Schedule

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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 activities for 2023.
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February 25th
Wheels of Time Museum - 10:30AM
We enjoyed the many interesting displays at the Wheels of Time Museum in Springdale Ohio. Exhibits included an 1830's house, vintage cars, antique telephone equipment and more. Following our visit to the museum, we enjoyed lunch at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse.
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March 25th
Fernald Preserve Visitors Center - Hamilton, OH - 11:00AM - CANCELLED
This activity was cancelled due to a loss of power at the The Fernald Preserve Visitors Center.
April 21st
Richardson Private Automobile Collection Tour
This was a rare opportunity to see one of the largest private auto collections in the Midwest. We started the day by viewing fully restored and rare automobiles located in Blue Ash, Ohio. After lunch, we traveled to Washington Courthouse and viewed additional automobiles, motorcycles and boats in the expansive collection. We also toured the onsite restoration facility.
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Thursday - Sunday
May 18th - 21st
Lexington, KY Weekend Excursion
On a sunny Thursday in May we met at Galvin's on Main in Georgetown, KY for lunch before departing to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) to take an afternoon tram tour of the expansive facility. Other attractions we visited during the three days in Lexington included Keeneland Race Track, private horse farm tours, the Kentucky Horse Park, the Henry Clay Estate and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.
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June 10th
LaComedia Dinner Theatre - Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville.
Sorry, this event is sold out.
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 theater before the show.
Organized By: Bill S.

For more information about the LaComedia Dinner Theatre Click Here.
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
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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.
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August 11th
Cabana on the River
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
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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.
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.
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October 7th
Cincinnati Underground Brewing History Tour
Our adventure begins with lunch at 12 noon at The Northern Row Brewery at 111 W McMicken Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Situated in the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District, Northern Row Brewery and Distillery occupies a notable pre-prohibition building, constructed in 1895. Convenient to the Cincinnati Connector Street Car, Rhinegeist Brewing, and all the culinary deliciousness at Findlay Market, imbibers and friends are sure to find endless options in the neighborhood.

After lunch, we'll join American Legacy Tours for their newest tour, The Hidden Caverns tour at 2PM. During the tour, we will go underground to explore the Linck brewery tunnels. Next we will visit the site where Johnny Cash filmed a movie and visit the site of one of Cincinnati's most important inclines. We will also tour the inside of the last remaining structure from the original Christian Moerlein Brewery complex, a building that has been closed to the public for decades. We'll conclude our Hidden Caverns Tour with a beer tasting at the Northern Row Taproom.
Organized By: Irv. Z.
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For more information about the Cincinnati Historical Tours Click Here.

For more information about the Northern Row Brewery & Taproom Click Here.
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.
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For more information about the Air Force Museum Click Here.
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

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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