The 1950s and 1960s were a much different time in the United States. Obviously, it was a simpler era without computers or cell phones, and even television was still a pretty novel idea. A tremendous icon of the era was it's automobiles. America was car crazy, and there were no conservation thoughts when the"Big Three" (GM, Ford and Chrysler) pumped out larger and larger engines designed to get you from point A to point B quicker than you had ever gotten there before. Even today many of the production vehicles of the 1950s and 1960s remain the most desired in the world.
Along with the craze for the actual autos came peripherals. There were an incredible amount of toys centered around autos during this period, and the good old plastic car model kit was booming, toxic glue and all. For many, nothing represented this era more definitively than the work of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Roth was, by trade, a painter and artist, but his works always revolved around highly exaggerated hot rods, with huge chrome engines, lots of pipes, and some strange characters to go with them. Plastic models of his creations sold literally millions of kits, and with each new one there was a line of kids who absolutely, positively had to have one. If you are too young to have been there the first time for Rat Fink and Mr. Gasser, do a search and see just how far "Big Daddy" Roth's imagination could push the idea of American muscle.
There is nothing timid about the Cooler Master V6 GT in design or cooling capabilities. The Cooler Master V6 GT may not have the quirks of Roth's work, but it certainly has the styling of dead on American Muscle, in this case Muscle Cooling. Two 120mm fans capable of 2200 rpm move air through a nickel plated fin array with six 6mm heatpipes in a V formation. A switch designed to resemble an oil cap from the era when chrome valve covers ruled sits on top, acting as a color changing LED switch. The top and side shrouds of the Cooler Master V6 GT are cut and molded with angular aerodynamics. One look tells you right away, the Cooler Master V6 GT was not meant to be only driven slowly to church on Sundays.