I'm pretty new at the whole photography thing as well, for practice, I've been doing small shoots for friends of their cars to kinda get a hang of things. One of the things I like to do with pictures is rather than have the main focus object front and center, having it off towards the side or in a corner and capturing a lot of scenery with it as well. Here is a couple examples:
Theres also the profile shots: front on, side, special instances like stance or nice features.
I've only had my DSLR since May and I'm still learning new stuff with it!