Last month, I went to a rookie school run by the Fairfield County Sports Car Club. There were about 45 people there, with probably another 25 or so running the school. The instructor to student ratio was very good, with most groups being 3 or 4 students to an instructor. Before lunch, we did two exercises (a slalom run and a modified skidpad run). After lunch, we did a mini autocross event. Overall, it was a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to push the car to its limits. If you're in the NY / CT area, and interested in having some fun with your car, the FCSCC rookie school is a great way to get into autocross.
Me in my car, just waiting my turn. You can get a good look at my new wheels here (17"x8" Enkei RP-02s with 235/45ZR17 Kumho Ecsta 712s). Put 'em on the day before this event. :)
Sitting at the line, ready to go.
This picture was actually taken at an interesting time... That turn doesn't look like too much, but going into it, I was getting some pretty severe understeer, so I got of the gas. This transferred the weight to the front of the car, making the front wheels grip again, but then the rear wheels started to slip (oversteer). FYI, if you ever get into a similar situation, the solution is to get back _on_ the gas, transferring weight back to the rear of the car, and making the rear wheels grip again. Kinda counter-intuitive, but trust me, it works. (might be a different story in a RWD car, though. I wouldn't know, never driven one.)