The docks at the NAZBar & Grill will be smoking with waterfront entertainment as the NASWA Resort, the Official Hotel of Laconia Motorcycle Week, hosts its fifth NAZ-Kini Contest, Thursday, June 18 at 3 PM. The NASWA has been well known for staging dockside bikini contests for over 20 years, and this carries on the tradition for motorcycle week. The NAZBar & Grill is a lakefront "hot spot" for action-especially during motorcycle week when Laconia is teeming with bikers looking for entertainment. "This is the premier, must-see event in Laconia--using our beach, docks and Budweiser's sponsorship mixes beer with bikinis, so it's a win-win!" says Cynthia Makris, president of the NASWA Resort as well as current president of the Laconia Motorcycle Rally Association. "We host the Kick-off of Motorcycle Week with the Peter Makris Memorial Run, so we keep adding attractions to the calendar!"
Jody Perewitz is the guest MC of the event, along with DJ Terry Moran who adds the fun as shapely contestants vie for the Miss Laconia title along with $1,000 in cash for the 1st place winner and other cash prizes of $300 and $100 for 2nd and 3rd place winners. This year, an added prize is a professional photo session to be held after the contest as with Images by Robert T, the award-winning photographer for G. Smith Motorsports, visits Laconia. Having photographed professional sports teams, models and celebrities in his home town of New Orleans, Robert T came to Laconia with G. Smith Motorsports, key sponsor of the Peter Makris Memorial Run and the new venue, Chrome Hill which features high-end motorsports attractions and accessories across the street from the NASWA on Weirs Boulevard. He will use the backdrop of Chrome Hill to provide an assortment of coveted professional portfolio shots to the winner of the NAZ-Kini Contest. "We are proud to have such a great talent with us and grateful that he is offering his professional service to one of our lucky and also talented contestants," says Makris.