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16As it turns out, vehicle wraps are anything but new

From Newhouse Automotive Industries comes the "very latest automotive sensation:" vehicle wraps. That was back in 1954, though, long before the "new" vehicle wrap craze took hold five or so years ago.

54Company Strips And Burns Offensive Tailgate Wrap

The realistic image of a woman bound in the back of a truck caused serious backlash for printer

The tailgate wrap which grabbed national attention for featuring a woman bound in the back of a truck has been stripped and burned by the company that made it.

60Sign company under fire for depicting tied-up woman on truck tailgate

Waco, TX sign company Hornet Signs is helping to prove the old adage that no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. The outfit has created an understandable stir of late with a vinyl tailgate wrap that is made to look like a woman, bound hand and foot, lying in the back of a pickup truck bed.

423Texas Company's Truck Decal So Real Concerned Citizens Call Police

Wrap on the truck bed door shows an image of a woman being kidnapped

A company out of Waco, Texas, has been turning heads with a car wrap some say promote violence against women.

31Wrap your car in the loving and tender embrace of velvet

In case you hadn't noticed, car wrapping has gotten more popular and more common in recent years. At this year's SEMA show, in particular, it was difficult to walk ten feet without seeing some custom wrap job or another. With matte palettes, metallic finishes and famous racing liveries so thick on the ground then, it was probably only a matter of time before we got to velvet. Call up Barry and Levon, baby – velvet is here.

7Fisker Karma and 3M at SEMA, that's a wrap

Electric carmaker Fisker has partnered with car-wrapping specialists 3M for an interesting demonstration of what could be at this year's SEMA festivities. As we reported in greater detail earlier, the folks from 3M are wrapping up the Karma in a few fairly wild shades and stripe packages, to have a little fun with the already drop-dead gorgeous Fisker.

35Budget experiments with discounted ad-covered rental cars... would you? [w/poll]

Everyone is looking to save a buck these days. Still, there are expenses that you just can't avoid, and whether traveling for business or pleasure, a rental car is often included in the budget. According to USA Today, an Atlanta Budget car rental office is trying a new tactic to help bring down the cost of renting a vehicle, and it involves you becoming a mobile billboard.

59How to 'murder out' your ride for just $120 - in your garage

Homebrewed BMW vinyl wrap – Click above for high-res image gallery

14SEMA 2009: Meguiars Wraptivo brings vinyl car wraps to the masses

Meguiars Wraptivo - Click above for high-res image gallery

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