To those of you in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving. To the rest of you every where else, have a fantastic Thursday this week. We handle news from [MotoringFile](http://www.motoringfile.com) as always, including quite a bit more Clubman news, JCW stuff and our thoughts about the new convertible.

Also, we answer a group Ask Chad question, kind of, explaining the difference between a 1st generation and 2nd generation R56 and why the post LCI cars are better. If you have been around for any time, you have heard this conversation before.

When you have a minute, check out [this gallery](https://www.facebook.com/lex.adams/media_set?set=a.10206648683428055.1073741938.1001948275&type=3&pnref=story) of photos from the LA Auto Show by Lex Adams. The photos are fantastic and we use them as our point of reference for a bunch of stuff this week.

In case you missed it, starting now until the end of the year, [MotoringStripes.com](http://www.motoringstripes.com) is offering free shipping on all orders. Starting Wednesday, [Detroit Tuned](http://www.detroittuned.com) is offering free shipping on all orders over $150! That’s HUGE saving from both Todd and Chad for this holiday season, so don’t miss out!

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