I have an Alpine with wire wheels and yes they all use tubes as well as a large "rubber band" that covers the ends of the spokes inside the rim so the tubes don’t rub against them and get a leak. You can now buy new wire wheel rims that are sealed with a rubber sealant so you can run tubeless tires-or do like Eric S in the club did and seal up your existing rims using sealant. I mount my own tires with tire irons as finding someone around here to do that would be futile…..
Attached is a Harrington with wire wheels at Sebring this year. Eric